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Guadalupe García McCall


Guadalupe Garcia McCall is the author of Under the Mesquite (Lee & Low Books), a novel in verse. Under the Mesquite received the prestigious Pura Belpre Author Award, was a William C. Morris Finalist, received the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Literacy Promising Poet Award, the Tomas Rivera Childrens Book Award, and was included in Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2011, among many other accolades. Her second novel, Summer of the Mariposas (Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books), won a Westchester Young Adult Fiction award, was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, was included in the 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project List, the Texas Lone Star Reading List, and the 2012 School Library Journals Best Books of the Year. Her poems for children have appeared in The Poetry Friday Anthology, The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School, and The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science. Ms. Garcia McCall was born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. She immigrated with her family to the United States when she was six years old and grew up in Eagle Pass, Texas (the setting of both her novels and most of her poems). She is currently a high school English teacher in San Antonio.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
New and upcoming books
   Under the Mesquite (2011)
   Summer of the Mariposas (2012)
   Shame the Stars (2016)
   All the Stars Denied (2018)
   The Keeper (2022)
   Echoes of Grace (2022)
   Secret of the Moon Conch (2023) (with David Bowles)
   Hearts of Fire and Snow (2024) (with David Bowles)
Guadalupe García McCall recommends
We Are Not From Here (2020)
Jenny Torres Sanchez
"With poignant, exhausting lyricism and heart wrenching poetic prose, Jenny Torres Sanchez digs deep and shows us the throbbing, aching corazón—the hopeful, unbreakable spirit of the embattled immigrant. A book for the starving, lost soul."
Becoming Beatriz (2019)
Tami Charles
"Redemption is a heartbeat away."

Books containing stories by Guadalupe García McCall
Calling the Moon (2023)
16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors
edited by
Yamile Saied Méndez and Aida Salazar
Never Too Old to Save the World (2023)
A Midlife Calling Anthology
edited by
Alana Joli Abbott and Addie J King
Castle of Horror Anthology Volume One (2019)
A Collection of Stories from the Minds behind the Castle of Horror Podcast
(Castle of Horror Anthology, book 1)

Award nominations
2013 Andre Norton Award (nominee) : Summer of the Mariposas

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