They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems

By BOWLES, David

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ISBN
9781947627062
Publisher
Cinco Puntos


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2018  |  Middle Grade

Gr 5–8—Güero is a Mexican American border kid with nerdy tastes, pale skin, and red hair. Wishing he had been born with a darker complexion so no one would question his Mexican American heritage, Güero's family tell him to be grateful for the advantages his lighter hair and skin afford him and to use it to open doors for the rest of his family. And what a family it is! While Güero's wise, resourceful, and often hilarious family provides a buoy through the turbulent waters of seventh grade, so too, do influential educators and "Los ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

The dynamic complexity of the Rio Grande borderlands pulses in the poetry of twelve-year-old G|ero. His forty-nine poems in diverse forms explore family, friendship...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

The dynamic complexity of the Rio Grande borderlands pulses in the poetry of twelve-year-old G|ero. His forty-nine poems in diverse forms explore family, friendship...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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