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They call me Güero : a border kid's poems

They call me Güero : a border kid's poems

Author: David Bowles
Publisher: El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Elementary and junior high school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Novels in verse
Juvenile works
Romans en vers
Realistic fiction
Juvenile poetry
Poésie pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bowles
ISBN: 9781947627062 1947627066 9781947627079 1947627074 1536461709 9781536461701
OCLC Number: 1048656940
Notes: ""Border Kid" first appeared in Here We Go: a Poetry Friday Power Book (Princeton, NJ: Pometo Books, 2017), edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. It was then reprinted in the Journal of Children's Literature, 43(1), p. 16, 2017."
Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Américas Award commended title, 2019
Claudia Lewis Award for Excellence in Poetry, 2019
Jean Flynn Award for Best Middle Grade Book, 2018
NCTE Notable Verse Novel, 2019
Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2019
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, 2019
Walter Honor, Younger Readers Category, 2019
Target Audience: 850L
Description: 111 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Border kid --
Borderlands --
Checkpoint --
Our house --
Pulga pantoum --
Fingers & keys --
Lullaby --
Learning to read --
Nagual --
Bottle rocket battle --
First day of seventh grade --
Los Bobbys, or the Bookworm Squad --
They call me Güero --
Ms. Wong & the rabbit --
Trickster --
Birthday medley --
Sundays --
Records --
Variedad musical --
La Mano Pachona --
Mischief --
Confession --
Thoughts at mass --
The Newcomer --
Christmas concrete --
Uncle Joe's history lessons --
Tamalada --
Food for each season --
The gift --
Answering the bully --
Joanna la Fregona --
Neighborhoods --
Valentine texts --
Movies --
Remedios y rarezas --
Cascarón war --
La lechuza outside my window --
Ballad of the mighty Tlacuach --
Playoff game --
Spanish birds --
Mis otros abuelos --
Wedding in Monterrey --
Losing Puchi --
Wheels --
Carne Asada --
Father's day --
Teresa's Quinceañera waltz --
A sonnet for Joanna --
The refuge on the ranch.
Other Titles: Border kid's poems
Responsibility: by David Bowles.
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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. But 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.


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