Ernesto Guerra wins children’s literature award

Ernesto Guerra, who teaches Spanish and history at Roxbury Latin, won the 2015 El Barco de Vapor Award for Children’s Literature with his latest children’s novel Las palabras perdidas [Lost Words]. The annual award is sponsored by Fundación SM.


Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Guerra studied Comparative Literature at Brown University and holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. He joined the RL faculty in 2008. Las palabras perdidas, to be published in April by SM’s El Barco de Vapor Series, is his second children’s book; in 2006 he published Tú, ellos y los otros [You, Them, and the Others], for children eight years and older, which he also illustrated.


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