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Burro Genius: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date September 1, 2005
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060526139
ISBN-10 0060526130
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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The author of Thirteen Senses describes his struggles with cultural discrimination and an untreated learning disability, recounting his victimization as a non-English-speaking Latino in an American school system and his eventual rise to an award-winning writer. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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Standing at the podium, Victor Villaseñor looked at the group of educators amassed before him, and his mind flooded with childhood memories of humiliation and abuse at the hands of his teachers. He became enraged. With a pounding heart, he began to speak of these incidents. When he was through, to his great disbelief he received a standing ovation. Many in the audience could not contain their own tears.

So begins the passionate, touching memoir of Victor Villaseñor. 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. He is now considered one of the premier writers of our time.



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Hardcover
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1 edition from Rayo (July 1, 2004)
9780060526122 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The author describes his struggles with cultural discrimination and an untreated learning disability, recounting his victimization as a non-English-speaking Latino in an American school system and his eventual rise to an award-winning writer.
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Perennial (September 1, 2005)
9780060526139 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.99
About: The author of Thirteen Senses describes his struggles with cultural discrimination and an untreated learning disability, recounting his victimization as a non-English-speaking Latino in an American school system and his eventual rise to an award-winning writer.

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