By Jessica Rodriguez

Words can be a window into other worlds. Justin Torres, a writer and UCLA professor, used his words to let people view a version of the world he experienced in a biracial family of five in a tumultuous environment.

What started as a “jotting pages down” between shifts from his job became a life changing experience for the New York native. His debut novel, “We the Animals,” was published in 2011.

About The Author

Jessica Rodriguez

Besides putting pen to paper for ‘LLERO Jessica is a co-founder. She is a seasoned writer, editor and journalist who has successfully peddled her words across media platforms from Urban Latino, Latina and Cosmo Latina, since picking up her professional pen in 1999.

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