Burro Genius: A Memoir

Product Description: Highly gifted and imaginative as a child, Villaseñor coped with an untreated learning disability (he was finally diagnosed, at the age of forty-four, with extreme dyslexia) and the frustration of growing up Latino in an English-only American school in the 1940s. Despite teachers who beat him because he could not speak English, Villaseñor clung to his dream of one day becoming a writer and is now considered one of the premier writers of our time.

Age Level: 16-18
Publisher: Harper Perennial