Dominic Carrillo

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Dominic Carrillo is a teacher and writer from San Diego, California. TO BE FRANK DIEGO is his debut novel. It follows protagonist Frank Diego on a tragicomic daylong journey through San Diego. AMERICANO ABROAD is Carrillo's impractical travel memoir filled with humorous stories from Europe to Africa. THE IMPROBABLE RISE OF PACO JONES is the author's debut YA novel about a biracial 8th grade boy who's dealing with an impossible crush, racial identity, and a host of other teen issues. His latest--THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS-- is an adventurous, heartwarming YA novel set on a train in Eastern Europe. Carrillo is currently working on his next novel and teaching in Bulgaria.


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Dominic Carrillo Hi Rebecca! Thanks for asking. I just finished a manuscript called "Paco Jones." It will be YA novel about a Mexican-American 8th grade boy who is…moreHi Rebecca! Thanks for asking. I just finished a manuscript called "Paco Jones." It will be YA novel about a Mexican-American 8th grade boy who is dealing with the challenges of transferring to a new suburban school, as he faces racism, identity issues, peer pressure, and finds himself in a dangerous love triangle. Should be available in 2016!(less)
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To Be Frank Diego

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THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

School Library Journal said, "This fun, fast-paced novel will appeal to fans of contemporary coming-of-age stories about finding family in the most unexpected of places. VERDICT: A fun contemporary adventure for teens clamoring for a road trip gone wrong with a Murder on the Orient Express vibe."

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Interesting long view of history. Definitely "pop" history as it jumps around, offering hypotheticals and relevant connections to the present throughout-- which is probably why it remained engaging. The author is refreshingly unorthodox, yet at times ...more
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Dominic Carrillo Stacy wrote: "Merry Christmas Dominic!!!!!"

Just saw this! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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Stacy Merry Christmas Dominic!!!!!


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