It’s the South Bronx of the 1960s, a neighborhood teetering on change. The young Puerto Rican boy is living in the housing projects, about to be transferred to Catholic school, where he’s already attended catechism and asked if God “popped out of nowhere.”
So begins Pérez’s delightful and engaging “memoirito,” a novella-like tale that follows David trying his best to be “cool” in a neighborhood where being smart in school isn’t something to brag about. The first in a series, Wow! adds a fresh chapter to the colorful chronicles of Latinos living in the United Statescomplex, layered, y lleno de sabor.
About the artist:
George Pérez is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning comic book artist and writer, known for his epic storytelling and hyper-detailed artwork on such titles as JLA/Avengers, The New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Wonder Woman, among scores of others. You can follow him on Facebook and on his official fan site, www.george-perez.com.
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photo by Lenny Foster
David is an experienced public speaker, storyteller and media guest: knowledgeable, accessible, funny and charming. He has lectured in classrooms from middle school to the university. To contact, email David at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Pérez’s amazing memoirito brings a refreshing humanity to the Latino experience. Yet his coming-of-age story is universal in scope: lovely, funny, rich and evocative.”
- Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author