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Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Guadalupe Garcia McCall is an award-winning author, poet, and educator. She was born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico[1]. She is the recipient of the 2012 Pura Belpré Medal[2] for narrative.

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Early lifeEdit

Guadalupe Garcia McCall was born in Coauhila, a Mexican state adjacent to Texas. She immigrated to the United States with her family when she was six years old, and grew up in Eagle Pass, a small border town in South Texas.[3] When McCall was 17 years old, “she lost her mother to cancer and found solace in her writing and in her education".[4]

CareerEdit

She holds a B.A. in Theatre and English from Sul Ross State University in Alpine and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. McCall currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.[5] Her first novel, Under the Mesquite, debuted in October 2011 and received the prestigious Pura Belpré Medal for narrative in 2012.[6] She has written three more young adult novels in addition to many stories and poems that have been published in periodicals.[7] Garcia McCall has been called "a leading voice in Chicana and Latina children’s and young adult literature"[8].

AwardsEdit

Under the MesquiteEdit

2012 Pura Belpré Medal for narrative[9]

2013 Tomás Rivera Book Award[10]

2012 Americas Award, Consortium of Latin American Studies Program – Honorable Mention[11]

2012 International Latino Book Award – Honorable Mention[12]

Summer of the MariposasEdit

2013 Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award – Winner[13]

2013 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist[14]

2013 Amelia Bloomer Project List[15]

BibliographyEdit

  • Under the Mesquite, Tu Books (New York) 2011.
  • Summer of Mariposas, Tu Books (New York) 2012.
  • Shame the Stars, Tu Books (New York) 2016.
  • All the Stars Denied Tu Books (New York) 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guadalupe Garcia McCall". Poets & Writers. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  2. ^ admin (1999-11-30). "The Pura Belpré Award winners, 1996-present". Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  3. ^ "Guadalupe Garcia McCall | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". www.pw.org. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  4. ^ "Charlotte Country Day". Charlotte Country Day. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  5. ^ "Biography | Guadalupe Garcia McCall". guadalupegarciamccall.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  6. ^ admin (1999-11-30). "The Pura Belpré Award winners, 1996-present". Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  7. ^ "Guadalupe Garcia McCall". Something About the Author. Gale. 251: 133–134.
  8. ^ Herrera, Cristina (2016-06-03). "Cinco Hermanitas: Myth and Sisterhood in Guadalupe García McCall's Summer of the Mariposas". Children's Literature. 44 (1): 96–114. doi:10.1353/chl.2016.0005. ISSN 1543-3374.
  9. ^ admin (1999-11-30). "The Pura Belpré Award winners, 1996-present". Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  10. ^ "Tomás Rivera Book Award Winners". Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award. 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  11. ^ "Award Winners @ CLASP, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs". www.claspprograms.org. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  12. ^ Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Awards. (n.d.). Retrieved October 18, 2016, from https://app.box.com/s/e02344f975f036c2faa5
  13. ^ "Westchester Fiction Award". wfa.yolasite.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  14. ^ "Guadalupe Garcia McCall - The Nebula Awards". The Nebula Awards. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  15. ^ Angela (2013-01-29). "Announcing the 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project". Amelia Bloomer Project. Retrieved 2016-10-18.

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