FEATHERED SERPENT a Kirkus Best YA Book of 2018

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico made the Kirkus list of Best YA Books of 2018! Seventy-five titles are on the list, in eight categories. The one FSDHS was selected for–Books That Feed Imaginations–is perfect for my retelling of these crucial ancestral tales.  

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GÜERO a Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2018

The magazine Shelf Awareness has selected They Call Me Güero for their Best Books of 2018 list!  

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GÜERO an NCTE Notable Verse Novel

Each year the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) establishes a committee for the NCTE Award for Excellence in Children’s Poetry. That committee goes on to create a list of Notable Poetry Books for children ages 3-13 published throughout the year. I am honored that the committee has selected They Call Me…

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Cover Reveal: The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande

Today Latinxs in Kid Lit hosted the reveal of The Chupacabras of the Río Grande (book 4 of the Unicorn Rescue Society series). I’m so proud of the work Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly and I did on this one! I can’t wait for you all to meet Choopi (the young chupacabras you…

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Garza Twins Series Overview

Once a millennium, twins are born with the ability to shapeshift and to wield the might of savage magic. When Carol and Johnny Garza discover their powers, they find themselves fighting to save their family…and the world itself. Books The Smoking Mirror (2016 Pura Belpré Honor Book) A Kingdom Beneath…

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GÜERO Cover Reveal

Say hola to my middle-grade poetry book They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems, featuring the amazing art and lettering of Zeke Peña, the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Non-fiction Winner for Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (along with author Isabel Quintero). Tomorrow I’ll reveal the wrap-around. Big shout-out…

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FEATHERED SERPENT Published!

Mexican myth in the house! Today is the official publication day of FEATHERED SERPENT, DARK HEART OF SKY! PRAISE FOR THE BOOK “Bowles’ dense yet lyrical prose raises the narrative to a level suited to high mythological tradition and illuminates the foundations on which contemporary Mexican culture is laid.” —Kirkus…

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Co-authoring a Book with Adam Gidwitz

I can now reveal that I am one of the authors working with Adam Gidwitz on a new middle-grade series from Penguin Dutton called The Unicorn Rescue Society! Other members of the society include Joseph Bruchac, Emma Otheguy, Hena Khan, and illustrator Hatem Aly. Read Adam’s blog post for all…

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Cover Reveal for Feathered Serpent

Cinco Puntos Press has revealed the final cover for my book Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico, coming January 2018. Check out the great artwork by Chris de Maíz and Ramon Cardenas. The book consists of translations, adaptations and retellings of essential pre-Colombian myths, woven into a sort…

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Cover Reveal for The Hidden City

IFWG Publishing has revealed the cover for The Hidden City, the third book in Garza Twins, my middle-grade fantasy series. The book is due out around May of 2018. Here’s the title’s description and the artwork: Distressed by new threats, the Garza family take a summer trip to the mountains of…

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