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David Bowles

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David Bowles is a Mexican-American author from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written several titles, most notably THE SMOKING MIRROR (Pura Belpré Honor Book) and THEY CALL ME GÜERO (Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, Claudia Lewis Award for Excellence in Poetry, Pura Belpré Honor Book, Walter Dean Myers Honor Book).

His work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as Asymptote, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Metamorphoses, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children's Literature.

In 2017, Bowles was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

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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





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“When wounds are healed by love,
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“Maybe I'm deceiving myself. Perhaps I don't know him as well as I'd like to imagine. What does a person so willing to utterly remake himself hold inside his heart? Can I trust such a man? What motivates him?

In an instant she knew, and she felt a bit of relief.

Love. Love was what drove him.”
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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, David.


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Ed Thank you for the friend add, David. I hope all your reads are good ones. Have a great week and holidays.

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David I'll have to join up!


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Carly We have a 79% similarity rate, pretty good!

Our book club at school has a group too. :)


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