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Erika L. Sánchez



Robyn Lindemann

Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, essayist and fiction writer. She is the author of the poetry collection, "Lessons on Expulsion," and the young adult novel, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter," a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestseller. Her non-fiction has been published in Al Jazeera, Cosmopolitan, ESPN.com, the Guardian, NBC News, Rolling Stone, Salon and elsewhere. She has received a CantoMundo Fellowship, a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She is a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow.

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Books:
Lessons on Expulsion: Poems
Children / Teens
Graywolf Press
July 2017
ISBN 9781555977788
Paperback, 96 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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An award-winning and hard-hitting new voice in contemporary American poetry The first time I ever came the light was weak and carnivorous. More/less

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Children / Teens
Knopf Books for Young Readers
October 2017
ISBN 9781524700485
Hardcover, 352 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.

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