They Call Her Fregona: A Border Kid's Poems

David Bowles (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

A companion to the Pura Belpré Honor book They Call Me Güero, now in paperback.

“You can be my boyfriend.” It only takes five words to change Güero’s life at the end of seventh grade. The summer becomes extra busy as he learns to balance new band practice with his old crew, Los Bobbys, and being Joanna Padilla’s boyfriend. They call her “fregona” because she’s tough, always sticking up for her family and keeping the school bully in check. But Güero sees her softness. Together they cook dollar-store spaghetti and hold hands in the orange grove, learning more about themselves and each other than they could have imagined. But when they start eighth grade, Joanna faces a tragedy that requires Güero to reconsider what it means to show up for someone you love.

Honoring multiple poetic traditions, They Call Her Fregona is a bittersweet first-love story in verse and the highly anticipated follow-up to They Call Me Güero, now available in paperback.

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SKU 140377
ISBN 9780593462584
Language English
Lexile ® Measure NP
Page Count 256
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Primary Contributor David Bowles
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Kokila