GÜERO a Walter Honor Book

I am so pleased and humbled to announce that THEY CALL ME GÜERO has been selected as an Honor Book in the Young Readers category for the 2019 Walter​ ​Dean​ ​Myers​ ​Awards​ ​for​ ​Outstanding​ ​Children’s​ ​Literature! Thanks to We Need Diverse Books and the judges. I have admired the work…

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2018 Appearances

American Book Sellers Winter Institute 13. January 23rd. Memphis, Tennessee. Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Conference. February 9, 2018. Albuquerque, New Mexico. National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. February 22-24. San Antonio, Texas. FESTIBA. “The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera.” Panel moderated by David Bowles at the Outer Dark Symposium on the…

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Kintsukuroi

(The following poem, from my collection Shattering and Bricolage, was quoted in “Innocence,” episode 14.4 of the CBS drama Criminal Minds,) Like a hammer deliberate Or careless, jostling child, Life tumbles us From safe, oblivious heights To smash to shards And scattering dust. Yet, though shattered, We may have the fortune To feel…

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