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David Bowles

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in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, The United States




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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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13TH STREET Launches

Today, July 7, sees the release of books 1-3 of my 13TH STREET series from the new HarperChapters imprint of HarperCollins, a sort of Latinx Stranger Things for kids ages 5-9. These chapter books focus on three cousins (Malia, Dante and Ivan) who find themselves fighting strange creatures in a spooky, alternate world.

Perfect for young fans of other silly and spooky chapter book series like Eerie E

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“When wounds are healed by love,
The scars are beautiful.”
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“I want to be part of your story. I want your story to rearrange the symbols in my mind. I want your voice to be my voice.”
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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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