A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

David Bowles


Appearing Courtesy of Nancy Pitt

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," which was a Pura Belpré Honor Book, and "They Call Me Güero," which won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award. His latest work is "Rise of the Halfling King" and "Battle of the Bad-Breath Bats."

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Scheduled events:
Anything is Possible: Fantasy Journeys of Adventure and Conflict
Authors of new middle-grade novels discuss their creation of fantasy adventures with the Hafling King from Maya mythology, the Monkey King from Vietnamese legends and a future flooded world facing destruction.

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: David Bowles, Van Hoang, Daniel José Older
Moderator: Susan Corapi

Books:
Rise of the Halfling King (Tales of the Feathered Serpent #1)
Graphic Novel
Cinco Puntos Press
September 2020
ISBN 9781947627376
64 pages
$12.95, INSTORE
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13th Street #1: Battle of the Bad-Breath Bats (HarperChapters)
Children / Teens
HarperCollins
July 2020
ISBN 9780062947802
Hardcover, 101 pages

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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