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Reading Level: Grade 2 - 3 • Interest Level: Grade 9 - 12

Samson & Domingo

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Author: Gume Laurel III
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp. • Excerpts from other Books within this Series, Written in Verse, About the Author Section, High / Low Content
HC ed.: 9781978597082 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 9781978597105 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 9781978597099 • $16.35 | $14.20
Samson and Domingo fall in love during the summer before their junior year of high school. But Samson is the star player of Weslaco North’s football team and Domingo is a French horn player for Weslaco South’s marching band. Once school starts, their new love is challenged by those who don’t agree with their rival schools mixing, especially Domingo’s older brother, Pablo, a football player for South. As if that wasn’t enough, Samson’s Olympian-like athleticism is shrouded in mystery; the source of his strength is a secret he has vowed to keep his entire life. As Samson and Domingo’s love blossoms, Samson learns to trust Domingo more than he has ever trusted anyone before, and Domingo opens his heart once again after heartbreak. But will their love be Samson’s downfall?

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About the Author:
Gume Laurel III is a Texan, native to the Rio Grande Valley on the southernmost border. For the past decade, he has dedicated himself to crafting literary works that promote inclusion and showcase diverse characters with intersectional identities. The bulk of Gume’s writings are focused on underrepresented groups, especially those from the communities he is a part of: Latine and queer. When he isn’t writing, Gume can be found getting lost on a hiking trail with his dogs Blu and Mouse. For more info on what he’s up to, check out and @TX.Author on Instagram.