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David Bowles

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David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from south Texas. He has written several award-winning titles, most notably THEY CALL ME GÜERO and MY TWO BORDER TOWNS

His work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as The New York Times, Strange Horizons, School Library Journal, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children’s Literature.

Additionally, David has worked on several TV/film projects. In 2019, he co-founded the hashtag and activist movement #DignidadLiteraria, which has negotiated greater Latinx representation in publishing. He is presently the vice president of the Texas Institute of Letters.

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Today We Need Diverse Books revealed the cover for Secret of the Moon Conch by Guadalupe García McCall and me! The cover was designed by Jeanette Levy from an image created by illustrator Luis Pinto. The book drops on May 16, 2023 from Bloomsbury. Preorder it here.

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“When wounds are healed by love,
The scars are beautiful.”
David Bowles, Shattering and Bricolage

“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.”
David Bowles, The Blue-Spangled Blue

“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.”
David Bowles, The Deepest Green

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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.

Ed Lynskey
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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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