I’m overjoyed to announce that They Call Me Güero has been selected for the 2019 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.
About the Award
From the website: “Texas State University College of Education developed the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. The award was established in 1995 and was named in honor of Dr. Tomás Rivera, a distinguished alumnus of Texas State University.”
Rivera was an educator, poet and author whose work depicted the complex lives of Mexican American families, especially the difficulties experienced by Mexican migrant farmers. He was also the first Mexican-American to hold a chancellor position at the University of California.