Erika L. Sánchez: Perfectly Imperfect

Erika Sánchez writes for young adults who are like she was at their age—a complex, confused outsider.

About Erika Sanchez

Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, novelist, and essayist living in Chicago. Her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was published by Graywolf in July 2017, and was a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award. Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, is a New York Times Bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. She was recently named a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow.

(from artist’s website)