Sebastian Giordano

First Reader

Sebastian Giordano is a sophomore at Jasper Junior High School in Plano, Texas, and he enjoys playing soccer in his free time. During the summers, he conducts research at the Nanotech Institute of UT Dallas and volunteers at the Plano Teen Court as a jury member. Sebastian first got interested in literature when he learned about Pablo Neruda, a Chilean poet widely considered as one of the best of the twentieth century. Because of Sebastian’s Chilean heritage, he felt a strong connection with Neruda and his work and was able to read Neruda’s work in its original language, Spanish.