Erika L. Sánchez: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Poet, feminist, and cheerleader for young women everywhere, Erika L. Sánchez discusses self-determined identity, cultural expectations, and grief through her young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (2017). Set in Chicago, the story centers on Julia as she attempts to understand her sister’s life after her death. The author of Lessons on Expulsion (2017), Sánchez was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship in 2015.
Presented in partnership with Chicago Humanities Festival 
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