They Call Me Güero

They Call Me Güero

A Border Kid's Poems

Book - 2018
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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: 811 Bo
Description: 111 pages ; 23 cm


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12 year old Guero deals with feelings about family, friends, girls, and seventh grade by writing poems.

Life is tough for a border kid, but Güero has figured out how to cope. He writes poetry. From our young adult collection.

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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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