April 29, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our guest speaker, Texas author David Bowles, will be interviewed by Romy Natalia Goldberg about his award-winning novel in verse  They Call Me Güero – A Border Kid’s Poems. The interview will be preceded by a member meet & greet from 9:30-10.

Please register for free in advance for this Zoom meeting by clicking  here . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Can’t make the meeting? Don’t worry! A replay will be provided for all registrants after the meeting.

Feel free to submit questions ahead of time to  brazosvalley-ra@scbwi.org . PartDaicipants will have a chance to ask questions after the interview as well.

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).

They Call Me Güero  is available for purchase from  Cinco Puntos Press  and other booksellers. Please consider supporting bookstores in this difficult time by purchasing your copy from an independent bookseller.

Presenting Brazos Valley Book Report!
Please join us for a new way to connect with and learn from our Brazos Valley SCBWI members. This is a new offering we had in the works Before COVID-19 turned our world upside down. We will meet monthly via Zoom for a “show and tell” about the kid lit books we have been reading (think of the book report segments from Reading Rainbow). We’re still ironing out details so please answer our member survey - we’ll do our best to choose a time that works best for the majority of our members.