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Under the Ocelot Sun

Under the Ocelot Sun is an illustrated poem for all ages in which a parent tells a daughter the story of who she is and why they have left Honduras to walk to the US border in search of asylum. (Bilingual edition: English and Spanish)

Meet the Author

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Jeremy Paden

Jeremy D. Paden is a poet and professor at the Transylvania University and he is on the faculty in Spalding University’s low-residence MFA. He was born in Milan, Italy and raised in Central America and the Caribbean. He is the author of Prison Recipes and ruina montium, the co-editor of Black Bone, and co-winner of the first Poeta en Nueva York prize for poets in the US who write in Spanish.

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