Pura Belpre Award winner Guadalupe Garcia McCall's new young adult novel, Summer of the Mariposas
, is a magical Mexican-American retelling of The Odyssey
and a celebration of sisterhood and maternal love. Reading with book signing to follow.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Barnes & Noble San Pedro Crossing
321 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216
About the Author
Guadalupe was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a young girl, keeping close ties with family on both sides of the border. Trained in Theater Arts and English, she now teaches English/Language Arts at a junior high school. Her poems for adults have appeared in more than twenty literary journals. McCall won the American Library Association’s 2012 Pura Belpré Author Award for her debut novel Under the Mesquite, which was also a finalist for the 2012 William C. Morris YA Debut Award. Kirkus Reviews named Under the Mesquite one of the Best Teen Books of 2011.