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Xavier Garza


Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. He graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in art and has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout the United States. He is the author of 14 books, including "Just one Itsy Bitsy Little Bite," "Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch," "Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club," "Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller," "Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid" and "Lucha Libre: The Man in The Silver Mask: A Bilingual Cuento." "Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel" was a 2012 Pura Belpré Honor book award recipient. Garza lives with his family in San Antonio.

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Books:
Maximilian and the Curse of the Fallen Angel
Children / Teens
Cinco Puntos Press
January 2020
ISBN 9781947627307
224 pages
$19.95, NYP
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After one last fight, the Guardian Angel will retire as the most famous luchador but his nephew, eighth-grader Maximilian, hopes to one day take over his name and his mask.

Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club
Children / Teens
Cinco Puntos Press
October 2016
ISBN 9781941026403
208 pages
$19.95, INSTOCK
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Max seems like any other nerdy kid until he's asked to join the ranks of royalty, the Lucha Libre Club. More/less

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