Gustavo the Shy Ghost

They Call Me Güero; A Border Kid’s Poems

Written by: David Bowles Cover Art by: Zeke Peña For ages: YA upper elementary/middle grades Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Growing Up, Mexican-American Experience, Immigration, Prejudice, Culture & Traditions, Poetry, Own Voices, Latinx.  Summary: Our narrator is a twelve year old boy known only as Güero, a slang term/nickname for a person with red hair and freckles.  He lives near…

Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Dr. Meza!

TTA: Introduce yourself! Dr. M: Dr. Rocio Rosales Meza, I am a Xicana Feminist Psychology Professor and Mother. I am a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, a native Spanish speaker, and a first generation college student. TTA: What are you passionate about? Dr. M: I am passionate about liberation and social justice and gentle, feminist parenting….

Lucía the Luchadora

Written by: Cynthia Leonor Garza Illustrated by: Alyssa Bermudez For Ages: 3-7 years Language: English, Spanish Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Latinx Family Life, Mexican Cultural Tradition. Summary: Lucía wants nothing more than to be a superhero.  At the park, she jumps and flips off the monkey bars to practice her moves.  Lucía overhears some boys talking…