My Name is Alex | NY Times selection

In Feb. 2017, The New York Times’ Michael Powell selected my reported essay, “My Name is Alex” for the Times’ feature, “What We’re Reading,” which highlights “great stories from around the web.” The piece appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of the Oxford American and was later included in the magazine’s picks of Best Essays in 2015.

From Oxford American: Michelle Garcia, whose family roots in Texas go as far back as those of blue blood New England Puritans, ruminates on belonging, death and immigration as seen through the prism of a lost Mexican boy hitching on a highway. A beautiful piece of observation and writing. — Michael Powell

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