Benjamin Alire Saenz

4 children’s books by the writer

Benjamin Alire Saenz is an American Book Award-winning author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. His first novel for young adults, Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second novel for teens, He Forgot to Say Goodbye won the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award and the Southwest Books Award (Border Regional Librarians Association) and was a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. A former Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in poetry, Saenz is a professor in the creative writing department at University of Texas, El Paso.

He Forgot to Say Goodbye

Benjamin Alire Saenz

He Forgot to Say Goodbye

"I mean, it's not as if I want a father. I have a father. It's just that I don't know who he is or where he is. But I have one." Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don ...

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14+ years

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Benjamin Alire Saenz

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

'Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love - this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!' Margarita Engle, author of The Surrender Tree A warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging, infused ...

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