Blue Ink Tears Author Talk with Roberto German
April 26, 2023
Roberto is a Dominican American author, poet and spoken word artist. He was born in Lawrence, MA to immigrant parents. Growing up, Roberto turned to poetry as a means for expressing himself and dealing with his frustrations. Later, Roberto turned to education and after becoming a secondary teacher, he blossomed into a school leader. At St. John’s Prep in Massachusetts, he was Director of Multicultural Affairs and Community Development for seven years. Then, an Assistant Principal at a local public middle school, and then a founding staff member of Magnolia Montessori for All, Austin, Texas’s first public Montessori.
His writing has been featured in Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide (Hawthorne 2022), Speaking for Ourselves Anthology (2019), Edutopia, and others. His first poetry book Blue Ink Tears (2023) focuses on identity, love, relationships and more. Currently, he’s Executive Director of Multicultural Classroom and lives in Tampa, FL with his wife and three children.
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