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Bowles, David

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems

(2) YA The dynamic complexity of the Rio Grande borderlands pulses in the poetry of twelve-year-old Güero. His forty-nine poems in diverse forms explore family, friendship, young love, and racism, with the dexterously rich linguistic tradition of Mexican cuentos and dichos always central. Bowles confidently intersperses the voices of Güero's many family members, using Texas Spanglish colloquialisms with specificity. A welcome contribution to the bildungsroman corpus of Chicana/o literature. Glos.


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