13TH STREET Launches

Today, July 7, sees the release of books 1-3 of my 13TH STREET series from the new HarperChapters imprint of HarperCollins, a sort of Latinx Stranger Things for kids ages 5-9. These chapter books focus on three cousins (Malia, Dante and Ivan) who find themselves fighting strange creatures in a…

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Two Non-Fiction Pieces

I’ve recently had a couple of articles published that draw from Aztec philosophy to think about modern life. Give them a read! In Psyche, June 16, 2020 “Learning Nahuatl, the Flower Song, and the Poetics of Life“ In Zócalo, May 10, 2020 “Aztec Kings Had Rules for Plagues, Including ‘Do Not Be a Fool’“

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2019 Appearances

March 3, 2019—“Facing Obstacles with Determination.” Panel at the Tucson Book Festival. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. March 29, 2019—“On Writing, Voice, and Courage: A Conversation with Walter Honorees,” a symposium on diverse children’s literature. Part of the Walter Dean Myers Award Ceremony. Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Texas Library…

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GÜERO a White Raven!

My book They Call Me Güero has been awarded a White Raven! That means it’s been selected by the very prestigious International Youth Library Foundation for inclusion in their annual catalogue of recommended titles for international children’s & youth literature: 200 books in 37 languages from 59 countries. They Call…

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