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    AWARDS: ECHOES OF GRACE

    AWARDS: JLG Gold Standard Selection – Junior Library Guild 2023 Spirit of Texas Reading List (SPOT) – Young Adult Round Table (YART) at the Texas Library Association (TLA) REVIEWS: “…a breathtaking story of sisterhood, familia, fighting the demons of generational trauma and femicide, and moving forward with fresh dreams despite the scars. A nouveau gothic tale with roots as deep as mesquite and a heart as wide as the Texas sky.”–KIRKUS Starred Review “García McCall crafts a haunting, intrigue-laden update on the [gothic] genre that—through critiques of generational trauma cycles wrought through femicide and gender-based violence—demands accountability and action.”–PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY Starred Review “In this riveting contemporary novel with a splash of…

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    AWARDS: ALL THE STARS DENIED

    AWARDS: 2019 Writers League of Texas Book Award Finalist, Writers’ League of Texas, Austin, TX 2019 Best Young Adult Book Finalist, Texas Institute of Letters Best Multicultural Children’s Books Of 2018, Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Inglewood, CA REVIEWS: A harrowing account of a lesser known episode in the United States’ unseemly history of discriminatory immigration policies. Estrella del Toro is witnessing change all around her Monteseco, TX, community… Samples from Estrella’s notebook, including poems, in the form of eco-poetry, newspaper clippings, telegrams, and unsent letters are featured between chapters…The treatment of Mexicanos and Depression-era rhetoric will ring disturbingly familiar to readers mindful of today’s headlines. –School Library Journal, Starred…

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    AWARDS: SHAME THE STARS

    AWARDS: JLG Gold Standard Selection, Junior Library Guild Américas Book Award-Commended List, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs Texas’ Great Reads 2018 – The Texas Center for the Book, Texas State Library and Archives Commission representing Texas at the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress Tayshas List – Texas Library Association REVIEWS: Far beyond a love story, the novel successfully tackles all kinds of hardship, including sexual violence and lynching; the historical conflict between the Rangers and the Tejanos feels uncannily contemporary. Women are the hidden heroes, because they must be, the hearts of both the revolution and the novel. Pura Belpré winner McCall delivers an ambitious, sardonically relevant historical…

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    AWARDS: SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS

    AWARDS: Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award – Westchester Fiction Award Committee Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist – Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project List – Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the (ALA) Best Children’s Books of the Year Outstanding Merit – Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee 2014 Texas Lone Star Reading List – TLA Young Adult Round Table Best Books of the Year – School Library Journal REVIEWS: Written in the style of magic realism, this is an enchanting look at Mexican mysticism, coupled with the realistic celebration of the true meaning of…

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    AWARDS: UNDER THE MESQUITE

    AWARDS: Pura Belpre Author Award – ALSC/ReformaWilliam C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist – Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)2013 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award – Texas State University Américas Award Honorable Mention – Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist – Assembly on Literature for Adolescents2012 International Latino Book Awards – Honorable Mention – ILBA2013 International Literacy Association’s Promising Poet Award – IRA REVIEWS: With poignant imagery and well-placed Spanish, the author effectively captures the complex lives of teenagers in many Latino and/or immigrant families. A promising, deeply felt debut.–Kirkus, Starred Review This stunning debut novel in verse chronicles the teenage years of…