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"Gosh, I loved the colors./ each facet a story/ called forth/ from light." So writes Sarah Cortez in her multi-genre memoir Walking Home: Growing Up Hispanic in Houston, a collection of short stories and poetry inspired by the beauty of a stained-glass window. Each work illuminates the legacy of three generations of Cortez's Tejano heritage, pieced together with her scintillating and inquisitive memories to form a stunning mosaic. She ruminates on the virtue of color and recounts the warm glow of impending motherhood in a seamless fusion of the two genres. Cortez is the author of How to Undress a Cop and winner of the PEN Texas Literary Award in Poetry. She has edited Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives, winner of a 2008 Skipping Stones Honor Award, and several of her poems have been awarded special commendation. She lives and works in Houston.
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