Burro Genius: A Memoir

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SKU: 9780060526139 Category: Tag: Product ID: 66766

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Standing at the podium, Victor Villase or 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 Villase or. Highly gifted and imaginative as a child, Villase or 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, Villase or clung to his dream of one day becoming a writer. He is now considered one of the premier writers of our time.

–Los Angeles Times Book Review

ISBN: 9780060526139
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pub Date: 09/2005
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.30w x 0.90d

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Weight 0.60 lbs
Dimensions 7.90 × 5.30 × 0.90 in