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Guadalupe Garcia McCall 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 is an up-and-coming talent whose debut YA novel, "Under the Mesquite," won the Pura Belpré Award and was named a Morris Award finalist. Her second novel, "Summer of the Mariposas," was an Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist. Her latest novel, "Shame the Stars," is a reimagining of Romeo & Juliet set during the time of the Mexican Revolution in South Texas.