Juan Felipe Herrera
This is a novel written in verse about Juanito Paloma, his mother, and elderly father. The small family moves to San Francisco’s Latin Mission District after years of working in the fields of California’s Central Valley. Juanito longs to be in one place, rather than “going, going, going,” and pines for the love of his often-absent father. This family story of growing up Latino will resonate with readers of all backgrounds.