Grubbie Debuts: Federico Erebia, author of Pedro & Daniel, with Sacha Lamb

PSB Boston Edition and GrubStreet are delighted to present the latest installment of the Grubbie Debut series featuring Federico Erebia, author of Pedro & Daniel! Sacha Lamb, author of PSB staff favorite and award-winning YA novel When the Angels Left the Old Country, will join him in conversation. This event will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm at PSB Boston Edition (50 Liberty Dr. Boston, MA 02210).

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Pedro and Daniel are two Mexican American brothers growing up in 1970s Ohio. Their mom doesn’t like the fact that Pedro is the spitting image of their dark-skinned Pop, that Daniel loves to play with dolls, that neither of the boys love sports like the other kids in their neighborhood. Life at home can be rough – but the boys have an unshakable bond that will last their entire lives.

Pedro & Daniel is a sweeping and deeply personal novel – illustrated with beautiful linework throughout by Julie Kwon – that spans from childhood through teenage years and into adulthood, all the while tracing the lives of two brothers who are there for each other when no one else is. Together the brothers manage an abusive home life, school, coming out, first loves, first jobs, and the AIDS epidemic, in a coming-of-age story unlike any other.


Federico Erebia is a retired physician, woodworker, author, illustrator. He was born in Port Clinton, Ohio. He received a BA from the College of Wooster, and an MD from Brown University. Pedro & Daniel (Levine Querido, June 6) is his debut novel. He serves on the SCBWI Impact & Legacy Fund Steering Committee, is in the inaugural Poets & Writers publicity incubator for debut authors, is a Grubbie Debut Author, and is a member of the Boston Author’s Club and several other writing groups. He lives in Massachusetts with his husband, and their Westie and Whippet, in the home he designed and renovated.

Sacha Lamb is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult fiction, and graduate in Library and Information Science and History from Simmons University. Since publishing their debut short piece, Avi Cantor Has Six Months to Live (2017) Sacha has regularly contributed book reviews to the Jewish Book Council, and appeared in the Foreshadow YA anthology online with “Epistolary” (2019). Their debut novel, When The Angels Left the Old Country, is a Sydney Taylor and Stonewall award winner, a Printz Honor book, and a National Jewish Book Award finalist. Sacha lives in New England with a miniature dachshund mix named Anzu Bean.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 7:00pm

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Porter Square Books: Boston Edition
50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210

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Pedro & Daniel By Federico Erebia, Julie Kwon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Federico Erebia, Julie Kwon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781646143047
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Published: Levine Querido - June 6th, 2023

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ISBN: 9781646141760
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Published: Levine Querido - October 18th, 2022


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