Tucson Festival of Books

Guadalupe Garcia McCall (she/her/hers)



Michael Mercado Smith

Guadalupe García McCall is the bestselling author of "Summer of the Mariposas" and won the Pura Belpré Award for her first novel, "Under the Mesquite." She was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a young girl, keeping close ties with family on both sides of the border. She is a full-time author and abuelita and lives with her husband in South Texas. Her new book is "Echoes of Grace."

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Awards: Pura Belpré Award, Tomas River Children's Book Award, William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist, Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award

Communities: Hispanic or Latinx


Scheduled events:
A Conversation with Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Join Tucson Teen Reading Ambassadors for a conversation with Guadalupe Garcia McCall about her new YA novel, "Echoes of Grace," and her writing process and journey as an author.

Education Room 349 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Moderator: Rebecca Ballenger
Forced Journeys of Fear and Separation
Displacement can lead to forced journeys away from home and from places of belonging. The forced journeys in these books include a family who are stateless and forced to leave Kuwait and the forced deportation of Mexican Americans to Mexico during the 1930s Great Depression. The loss of place leads to a separation from home and journeys of fear.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Zahra Marwan, Magdalena Mora
Moderator: Seemi Aziz
How to Plot a Novel
A master storyteller of middle grade and YA novels will engage participants in a workshop on how to plot a novel. Guadalupe García McCall is the bestselling author of "Summer of the Mariposas" and won the Pura Belpré Award for her first novel, "Under the Mesquite." Her most recent book is "Echoes of Grace."

Education Room 333 (Seats 44, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Dark Fantasy: Grief, Love and the Unknown
Fantasies are often grand adventures of quests to save the world, but sometimes those adventures are journeys of grief and love in a struggle with the unknown. Guadalupe Garcia McCall tells a gothic Mexican tale of family trauma and healing while Joanna Ruth Meyer's fantasy revolves around a teen's identity and agency and Sunya Mara invites readers into a storm-devastated fantasy world.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 105)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Sunya Mara, Joanna Ruth Meyer
Moderator: Kaitlin Murphy

Books:
Echoes of Grace
Children / Teens
Lee & Low Books, Incorporated
January 2022
ISBN 9781643794259
384 pages

Summer of the Mariposas
Children / Teens
Tu Books
January 2012
ISBN 9781620140109
355 pages