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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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 From safe, oblivio heights To smash to shards And scattering dt. Yet, though shattered, We may have the fortune To feel…

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