For Educators


25% educator’s discount available.  Please contact:

Note from the Author

Five Blocks Down was inspired, in part, by the need for Hispanic literature with protagonists who face the same challenges as teenagers living in many of our neighborhoods.


I am accepting submissions of rap lyrics/ poetry for publication on Paco’s Corner. If you have your students write lyrics based on one line from the book, you should send them to me at : I will post new lyrics every few weeks.

Additional resources

Additional lesson plan suggestions available upon request. Please contact me at