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 for Best Middle Grade Book

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky got the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Young Adult Book.

Here’s the list of recognitions They Call Me Güero has gotten so far:

  • 2019 Claudia Lewis Award for Excellence in Poetry
  • 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book
  • 2019 Walter Dean Myers Honor Book for Outstanding Children’s Literature
  • 2019 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
  • 2018 Jean Flynn Award for Best Middle Grade Book
  • ALSC Notable Children’s Book, 2019
  • School Library Journal Best Book of 2018, Middle Grade
  • Shelf Awareness 2018 Best Children’s & Teen Books of the Year, Middle Grade 
  • NCTE 2019 Notable Verse Novels

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