Congratulations to Urban English teacher and 9th Grade Dean Ricco Siasoco! Ricco was awarded Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing: Prose from the Association for Asian American Studies for his work The Foley Artist: Stories.
The collection of nine stories explores the intersectional identities of women and men in the Filipino diaspora in America and abroad: from Des Moines to Boston, Los Angeles to Manila.
Author Grace Talusan writes that through The Foley Artist, Ricco "centers [Filipino] stories - with beautiful, powerful, and complicated characters. His writing is compassionate, generous, funny, and exuberant."
Read more about The Foley Artist and an interview with Ricco here.