Debut Picture Book Out Today!

MY TWO BORDER TOWNS and MIS DOS PUEBLOS FRONTERIZOS have finally been published!

Romper featured MY TWO BORDER TOWNS in a round-up of 44 Children’s Books Starring Latinx Characters That Your Kids Will Love!

MY TWO BORDER TOWNS was included in Book Riot and Publishers Weekly (852k UVPM)September release round-ups!

Publishers Weekly also included MY TWO BORDER TOWNS in their New and Noteworthy Kids Releases and ran an interview with Erika and me for their In Coversation series!

The Austin American-Statesman included MY TWO BORDER TOWNS in a round-up of 9 new books for kids this fall, including exciting reads from Texas authors!

The New York Times Book Review will feature a review of MY TWO BORDER TOWNS in an upcoming issue!

My picks for Latinx Heritage Month were featured in a piece on!

I was featured in the September “Reading with…” feature in Shelf Awareness!

Kirkus and the Picturebooking Podcast interviewed me about MY TWO BORDER TOWNS!

HipLatina called MY TWO BORDER TOWNS one of the 10 Best Latinx Children’s Books Out in 2021!

Lone Star Literary Life included the launch event in their weekly bookish round-up and featured MY TWO BORDER TOWNS in their September Texas Books Preview!

Latinxs in Kid Lit revealed the cover of MY TWO BORDER TOWNS and also included it in their 2021 List of Books by/for/about Latinx!

Here Wee Read and Boricua Reads both included MY TWO BORDER TOWNS in release round-ups!

De Colores featured a wonderful review of MY TWO BORDER TOWNS, recommending it for all home, classroom, and library collections!

Seven Impossible Things covered My Two Border Towns and featured some spreads from the book!

The Star Democrat will feature an interview with me!



★ “Characters’ friendly greetings, the vibrant illustrations, and the thoughtful actions of this father and son come together to create a feeling of warmth and hope, while also bringing to the forefront the plight of so many like Élder and his family. An excellent addition to Spanish picture-book collections.”
Booklist, starred review

★ “Bowles’ picture-book debut weaves weightier realities into a story of ordinary border town life, and does so with a gentle hand.”
The Horn Book, starred review

★ “Meza (Balloons for Papa) pours artistry into mixed-media images of the towns, which mirror each other across the river… the father and son look forward—with warmth and care—to a ‘wonderful day,’ when passage between the border towns isn’t limited.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Beautiful, honest, complex.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

My Two Border Towns by David Bowles

MY TWO BORDER TOWNS by David Bowles, illustrated by Erika Meza

HC: 9780593111048; AUDIO: 9780593399736; EBOOK: 9780593111055

Mis dos pueblos fronterizos by David Bowles

MIS DOS PUEBLOS FRONTERIZOS by David Bowles, illustrated by Erika Meza

HC: 9780593325070; EBOOK: 9780593325087

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