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Erika L. Sanchez

Biography

Erika L. Sanchez

Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, a feminist and a cheerleader for young women everywhere. She was the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas for three years, and her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Salon, and the Paris Review. Since she was a 12-year-old nerd in giant bifocals and embroidered vests, Erika has dreamed of writing complex, empowering stories about girls of color --- what she wanted to read as a young adult. She lives in Chicago, not far from the setting of I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER. Erika is fluent in Spanish, Spanglish and cat. You can find out more about her at erikalsanchez.com or by following @ErikaLSanchez on Twitter.

Erika L. Sanchez

Books by Erika L. Sanchez

by Erika L. Sanchez - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Loss, Poetry, Young Adult 13+

Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. It’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend, Lorena, and her first love (first everything), Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story?