Category: Creative Nonfiction
Challenge: perspective on health, racism, climate change, history, and nature, weaving through the lives of rural Californians of color.
Key Words: agribusiness, agriculture, topsoil, slaughterhouse, Oxnard, and California geography like never before.
Created by: Amanda Kim
Links: Literary Hub; Pank Magazine
Description: A California childhood told with love and gusto, as illuminating as heartbreaking, blooming with the sights and smells of nature and the human hand, rejoicing in the tenderness of moments shaped into words from a river of the adult mind.