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The Resource They call me Güero : a border kid's poems, by David Bowles

They call me Güero : a border kid's poems, by David Bowles

Label
They call me Güero : a border kid's poems
Title
They call me Güero
Title remainder
a border kid's poems
Statement of responsibility
by David Bowles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Awards note
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowles, David
Dewey number
  • 811/.6
  • [Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
850L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
  • PZ7.5.B69
  • PS3602.O8977
LC item number
  • Th 2018
  • T484 2018
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Boys
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Poets
  • Novels in verse
  • Mexican Americans
  • Poetry
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Boys
  • Families
  • Mexican Americans
  • Poets
  • Schools
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
They call me Güero : a border kid's poems, by David Bowles
Link
https://fab.lexile.com/book/details/9781947627062/
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
""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."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781947627079
Lccn
2018027137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048656940
  • (OCoLC)1048656940
Label
They call me Güero : a border kid's poems, by David Bowles
Link
https://fab.lexile.com/book/details/9781947627062/
Publication
Copyright
Note
""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."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781947627079
Lccn
2018027137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048656940
  • (OCoLC)1048656940

Library Locations

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