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Soy solo palabras but wish to be a city

Soy solo palabras but wish to be a city By León De la Rosa
“Soy solo palabras but wish to be a city” is a graphic longpoem (that is, one book-length narrative poem illustrated in the style of a comic book) written in Spanglish by León De la Rosa and illustrated by Gui.ra.ga7. Set in the crime-wracked border city Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, this poem explores life in the devastated city through the eyes of an academic and a “superhero” vigilante. León De la Rosa and Gui.ra.ga7 both lived in Juárez while working on this book, and created a pained and passionate ode to their city, as well as to justice and humanity.
Soy solo palabras but wish to be a city was very good. I didn’t want to put this book down when I read it. The ending really left me hanging though. I wish I could know what happens.
is a very thoughtfully written Soy solo palabras but wish to be a city and it is very interesting to read the relationships, and the accomplishments.
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