TWO Awards from TIL

The Texas Institute of Letters just announced the winners of its literary prizes. I won both the MG and YA awards (which is the first time in TIL history that a single author has taken them both).  They Call Me Güero got the Jean Flynn Award for Best Middle Grade Book Award…

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GÜERO Wins the Tomás Rivera Award

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…

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As Editor or Contributor

Books edited by David Bowles Along the River: An Anthology of Voices from the Río Grande Valley (2011) Along the River 2: More Voices from the Río Grande (2012) Along the River III: Dark Voices from the Río Grande (2014) Donna Hooks Fletcher: Life and Writings (2012) Stories That Must Not Die…

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GÜERO a Walter Honor Book

I am so pleased and humbled to announce that THEY CALL ME GÜERO has been selected as an Honor Book in the Young Readers category for the 2019 Walter​ ​Dean​ ​Myers​ ​Awards​ ​for​ ​Outstanding​ ​Children’s​ ​Literature! Thanks to We Need Diverse Books and the judges. I have admired the work…

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2018 Appearances

American Book Sellers Winter Institute 13. January 23rd. Memphis, Tennessee. Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Conference. February 9, 2018. Albuquerque, New Mexico. National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. February 22-24. San Antonio, Texas. FESTIBA. “The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera.” Panel moderated by David Bowles at the Outer Dark Symposium on the…

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