They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems by David Bowles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book of poems is amazingly easy to get lost in. As Güero enters seventh grade, he chronicles his day-to-day life through a series of poems. What stands out most is that his life is fairly ordinary - for a border kid living in a border town. He shares stories of friends, girls, teachers, pets, family, cars, music...life. Though each poem stands alone, they flow from one to the next creating a vibrant snapshot of youthfulness and cultural awareness.
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