See how one athlete confronts homophobia in the locker room in new coming-of-age novel

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A.G. Castillo announces new book in the 'Valiente' series

SAN ANTONIO, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A high school athlete dealing with a host of unique challenges must find a way to heal from his heartache and honor his true identity before graduation in A.G. Castillo's new coming-of-age novel "Valiente: Tattoos and Temptations" (published by Archway Publishing).

Chente Jimenez bravely navigates his road to self-acceptance and boldly confronts homophobia in the locker room. His journey to self-discovery is filled with the impulsive innocence of young love and a medicine woman's foreboding warning of danger and death. With the support of his loving family and loyal friends, he tackles the challenges that are thrown his way to becoming Valiente.

"'Valiente' is a series that will offer readers an authentic view into the lives of a lower-middle class Latino family who fights hard but loves harder," Castillo says. "'Valiente' will also softly explore a taboo relationship between a high school coach and an athlete. It will offer glimpses into the supernatural."

"Valiente" is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at:

By A.G. Castillo
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781665705776
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781665705790
E-Book | 304 pages | ISBN 9781665705783
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
A. G. Castillo was born and raised in a small West Texas town. After graduating from Texas Tech University with a degree in English, Castillo began his career in public education serving as an English teacher, high school basketball coach and principal, and as a superintendent of schools. When he is not traveling the world, Castillo resides in South Texas with his partner, Tim, and their two incorrigible dachshunds Puppy and Penny.

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