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, VillaseÃ±or clung to his dream of one day becoming a writer and is now considered one of the premier writers of our time.
Age Level: Young adult (14-18)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Series: Autobiography and Memoir: Hispanic Heritage