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They Call Me Güero

They Call Me Güero

A Border Kid's Poems

Book - 2018
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Twelve-year-old Güero, a red-headed, freckled Mexican American border kid, discovers the joy of writing poetry, thanks to his seventh grade English teacher.
In Spanish, "Güero" is a nickname for guys with pale skin, Latino or Anglo. Butr make no mistake: our red-headed, freckled hero is pure mexicano, like Canelo Álvarez, the Mexican boxer. Güero is also a nerd - reader, gamer, musician - who runs with a squad of misfits like him, Los Bobbys. Sure, they get in trouble like anybody else, and like other middle-school boys, they discover girls. Watch out for Joanna! She's tough as nails. But trusting in his family's traditions, his accordion and his bookworm squad, he faces seventh grade with book smarts and a big heart. Life is tough for a border kid, but Güero has figured out how to cope. He writes poetry. -- From back cover.
Publisher: El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781947627062
Branch Call Number: XF BOWLES, DAVID
Characteristics: 111 pages ; 23 cm


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Jul 17, 2019

Hmm. Would a preteen boy read this?

Nov 30, 2018

I love Güero! He is fun, smart, and writes poetry!
If you are a child of immigrants or an immigrant yourself, you will find this book so relating to the unique experiences immigrants face day-to-day. From our mothers' cooking to visits to la pulga, Güero gets it!!!


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