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RICARDO GARCIA

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Life-long educator RICARDO GARCIA is a professor of Education at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, and is working on a collection of poems and another novel. He is the author of two textbooks and four works of fiction: a collection of Chaucerian verse-stories called Montana’s Top Bananas, the third edition of On the Way to San Francisco Bay, first published by Salmon Run Press, 2001, a fictionalized memoir, Coal Camp Days (2001) and a prequel, Coal Camp Justice (2005) both published by the University of New Mexico Press, a collection of short stories, Brother Bill’s Bait Bites Back, 2004, University of Nebraska Press. Born in Swastika, New Mexico and raised in coal mining camps, he has taught high school English, and is currently a Professor specializing in Multicultural Education and a storyteller for the Nebraska Humanities Council. An active storyteller, he teaches and tells stories in prisons, churches, convents, Indian reservations, retirement homes, hospitals, museums, banks, federal bureaus, rifle ranges, libraries, national monuments, colleges, preschools, elementary, and secondary schools, i.e., anywhere anybody will listen. To find out more about his storytelling programs, contact him at 402-421-9526 (home), 402-472-9074 (office), rgarcia003@neb.rr.com (home), or rgarcia@unl.edu (office).


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