Author Christine Granados visited Laredo on April 20 and 21 to read excerpts from her new book entitled Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children. Mrs. Granados spent time on Thursday April 20 in the Helen Richter-Watson Gallery in TAMIU's Killam Library reading excerpts to students and faculty from her new book. In addition, the South Texas Writing Project Writing Project and the Write for TX Grant hosted a dinner and discussion with the author after the book readings. On Friday April 21, the STWP collaborated with Laredo ISD and hosted Mrs. Granados at Cigarroa Middle school and at Memorial Middle school for excerpt readings of her book. The Write for TX Grant donated sets of Mrs. Granados books for each campus. The middle school adolescents actively engaged and enjoyed Mrs. Granados readings and her visits to their campuses.
Christine Granados was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She has been a journalist with the El Paso Times and the Austin American-Statesman. She is a reporter at the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. She has published two books of fiction Brides and Sinners in El Chuco, University of Arizona Press, 2006 and Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children, University of New Mexico Press, 2017 and four biographies of famous Latinos for children with Mitchell Lane Publishers.