UO Prof Pens Children's Book About The Mexican Serenade Tradition With an LGBTQ Twist

Sep 16, 2019

University of Oregon literature professor Ernesto Javier Martinez wrote a children's book called "When You Love Someone You Sing To Them".  

The story is about a young Mexican American boy who learns from his father, a musician, about the tradition of serenading in their family. The boy asks his father if a boy can sing to another boy. There's also a short film, La Serenata, based on the story.

Credit Ernesto J. Martinez

Martinez speaks with Jill Torres and Carolina Arredondo Sanchez Lira on KLCC's Ahora Si. 

UO Literature Professor Ernesto Martinez.
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