andre vera


Funambulista & Andrés Suárez - “Ya verás”

No debí saber quién eras,
no debí contar mis penas.
Noviembre es siempre triste
y tú viniste proponiendo guerras.

Qué cosas se te ocurren, 
tú siempre tan concreta:
y si volvemos a empezar, ¿qué tal?
Yo sin saber dónde mirar, … y tú tan guapa.

Ya verás como me olvidas,
y te encuentro en cualquier bar 
pegando saltos de alegría,
y me dices que lo nuestro 
no era lo que merecías,
seré cosas que se cuentan, 
vueltas de la vida.

Que yo te vi primero, 
sobraba lo demás 
y cuando menos debo
te vuelves a cruzar,
se cae el mundo al suelo,
que tengo lo que tengo, 
debo lo que debo 
y quiero lo que quiero.

Como si no hubiera pasado el tiempo 
y fuera ayer,
voy a acercarme lento esta vez, 
yo ya sabiendo que te irás,
… y tú tan guapa…

Diverse middle grade recommendations? We have those too! Just follow the arrows to what you love for a perfect read! 

Here’s another fantastic flowchart designed by WNDB team member Tracey López. 


1. Kick by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman

2. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Realistic Fiction?

1.The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante

2.Rain is not my Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith

3. Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez


Action or Horror?

1.Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

2. The Monster in the Mudball by S. P. Gates

3. How I became a Ghost by Tim Tingle

4. Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda


1.My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman

2. Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

3. The Great Green Heist by Varian Johnson

Adventure & Vicarious Travels?

1. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

2. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

3. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park


1. Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

2. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

3. The Menagerie by Tui and Kari Sutherland

4. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor


Graphic Novels?

1.El Deafo by Cece Bell

2.Little White Duck by Andres Vera Martinez

3.Drama by Raina Telgemeier

4. The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow

5. Hereville: How Mirka got her Sword by Barry Deutsch

Dystopian & Sci-Fi?

1. Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung

2. Galaxy Games by Greg Fishbone

3. Chronal Engine by Greg Leitich Smith

4. The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout

5. Ambassador by William Alexander


Then check out these picks selected by the WNDB Team!

1. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Shang

2. Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

3. Hold Fast by Blue Balliett

4. The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami