They call me Güero : a border kid's poems
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Published:
El Paso, Tejas : Cinco Puntos Press, 2018.
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Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
111 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Essex Children's Fiction
J BOWLES
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Pura Belpré Author Honor Book, 2019

ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019

Walter Award Honor Book, 2019

Claudia Lewis Award for Excellence in Poetry, Bank Street 2019

NCTE 2019 Notable Verse Novels

Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award

TIL Jean Flynn Award for Best Middle Grade Book 2018

School Library Journal's 2018 Best Books

Shelf Awareness 2018 Best Children's & Teen Books of the Year, Middle Grade

Twelve-year-old Güero is Mexican American, at home with Spanish or English and on both sides of the river. He's starting 7th grade with a woke English teacher who knows how to make poetry cool.

In Spanish, "Güero" is a nickname for guys with pale skin, Latino or Anglo. But make no mistake: our red-headed, freckled hero is puro 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.

In Spanish, ""Güero"" is a nickname for guys with pale skin, Latino or Anglo. But make no mistake: our red-headed, freckled hero is puro 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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781947627062, 1947627066, 9781947627079
Lexile measure:
850

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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bowles, D. (2018). They call me Güero: a border kid's poems. First edition. El Paso, Tejas: Cinco Puntos Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bowles, David. 2018. They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems. El Paso, Tejas: Cinco Puntos Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bowles, David, They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems. El Paso, Tejas: Cinco Puntos Press, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bowles, David. They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems. First edition. El Paso, Tejas: Cinco Puntos Press, 2018. Print.

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