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by Erika Garza-Johnson

Description: The first poetry book from one of the most distinctive voices in South Texas, Unwoven is an unflinchingly honest exploration of Chicana womanhood along the border, a scattering of quetzal feathers and jade that celebrate the achingly lovely paradox of life on the edges and in the middle. Playful, artful, and wholly memorable, these poems prove Erika Garza-Johnson deserving of her enduring moniker: La Poeta Power.

Format: Paperback, 104 pages. Published December 17th, 2014
Ages: 15 and up
ISBN: 9780692323908
Price: $9.99

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Along the River III: Dark Voices from the Río Grande
edited by David Bowles

Description: When the sun sets on the Río Grande Valley, all manner of dark voices begin to croak, snarl and wail. Come explore the black shadows amidst the mesquite and palm trees down at the water’s edge…just have a care not to fall (or be pulled) into the current.

Featuring the short story “Niño” by Álvaro Rodríguez.

Format: Paperback, 222 pages. Published January 20th, 2014
Ages: 15 and up
ISBN: 9780615956183
Price: $10.99

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¡Arriba Baseball! A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction
edited by Robert Paul Moreira

Description: From Dodger Stadium to the Astrodome, from the Río Grande Valley to Chicago, from Veracruz to Puerto Rico, from high-school teams to stickball in the streets, from the lessons of fathers to the excited joy of daughters, from massive cheering in the stands at Wrigley Field to the dynamics of family and community echoing on the diamond, these fifteen stories use the sport of baseball to explore geographical, cultural and dream-like spaces that transcend traditional notions of the game and transform it into a universal yet wholly individual experience.

Featuring the work of Dagoberto Gilb, Norma Elia Cantú, Nelson Denis, Christine Granados, René Saldaña, Jr., and many more.

Format: Paperback, 222 pages. Published June 30th, 2013
Ages: 15 and up
ISBN: 9780615781839
Price: $11.99

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¡Juventud! Growing up on the Border
edited by René Saldaña Jr., and Erika Garza-Johnson

Description: Borders are magical places, and growing up on a border, crossing and recrossing that space where this becomes that, creates a very special sort of person, one in whom multiple cultures, languages, identities and truths mingle in powerful ways. In these eight stories and sixteen poems, a wide range of authors explore issues that confront young people along the US-Mexico border, helping their unique voices to be heard and never ignored.

Featuring the work of David Rice, Xavier Garza, Jan Seale, Guadalupe García McCall, Diana Gonzales Bertrand, and many others.

Format: Paperback, 180 pages. Published March 10th, 2013
Ages: 12 and up
ISBN: 9780615778259
Price: $9.99


Combustible Sinners and Other Stories
by Myra Infante

Description: Lissi Linares is a pastor’s daughter whose love for others contrasts with her fear of eternal damnation. Little Jasmine “Jazzy Moon” Luna is determined to save Jesus from being crucified. Naida Cervantes hides a brutal secret behind shapeless, florid dresses. Hermana Gracie tries to set her son up with a good Christian girlfriend, only to make a surprising discovery. Zeke wants a new guitar and Ben wants a cool girlfriend, but what they find as migrant workers in Arkansas changes their desires. These individuals and others try to negotiate the often rocky intersection of faith and culture in seven independent but intertwining tales that explore life in an evangelical Christian, Mexican-American community. Frank, funny and heart-breakingly real, this volume explores themes of identity, culture, religion and sexuality in the context of a little-known subset of Hispanic culture.

Format: Paperback, 182 pages. Published March 27th, 2012.
Ages: 14 and up
ISBN: 9780615556703
Price: $9.99

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Swift the Cat-Human (Omnibus)
by Angelo Bowles

Description: All three exciting books in one volume! Swift and his friends were ordinary cats until they were transformed by a virus meant to fix human DNA. Now they are able to think, speak and act like people. What’s more, each cat-human also possesses a distinct ability that goes beyond what is biologically possible. These special powers make them both dangerous and useful, and the US government is eager to get them under its control. The problem is that some cat-humans just don’t want to be controlled…

Format: Paperback, 240 pages. Published April 4th, 2013.
Ages: 9 and up
ISBN: 9780615791173
Price: $13.99


Mexican Bestiary | Bestiario Mexicano
by Noé Vela and David Bowles

Description: Who protects our precious fields of corn? What leaps from the darkness when you least suspect it? Which spirit waits for little kids by rivers and lakes? From the ahuizotl to the xocoyoles—and all the imps, ghosts and witches in between—this illustrated bilingual encyclopedia tells you just what you need to know about the things that go bump in the night in Mexico and the US Southwest.

¿Quién protege nuestras milpas preciosas? ¿Qué cosa salta de la oscuridad cuando menos te lo esperes? ¿Cuál espíritu acecha a los pequeños cerca de los ríos y los lagos? Desde el ahuizotl a los xocoyoles—y demás diablillos, fantasmas y brujas—esta enciclopedia ilustrada bilingüe te dice justo lo que debes saber sobre las cosas que dan miedo en México y en el suroeste de los Estados Unidos.

Format: Paperback, 206 pages. Published June 29th, 2012.
Ages: 12 and up
ISBN: 9780615571195
Price: $9.99

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Border Noir
edited by Brian Allen Carr

Description: A forthcoming collection of crime fiction set along the US-Mexico border

Format: Paperback. March 2014.
Ages: Recommended for adults
ISBN: 9780615651781
Price: $10.99

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Along the River 2: More Voices from the Río Grande
edited by David Bowles

Description: Thirty-nine voices mingle like the currents of the great river, flowing into deep narrative resacas and rushing from lyrical reservoirs. Just as the Río Grande wends its way through basins, bosques, deserts, fields—so these poems, stories and essays explore the variegated quiltwork of border culture, streaming somberly through the darkness and coruscating in the light. Contributors include Robert Paul Moreira, Rob Johnson, Rachel Vela, Katherine Hoerth, José Hernández Díaz, Erika Garza, Edward Vidaurre, Christopher Carmona, Alejandro Cabada Fernández and Alan Oak, among many others.

Format: Paperback, 243 pages. Published November 8th, 2012.
Ages: 14 and up
ISBN: 9780615723761
Price: $9.99


Along the River: An Anthology of Voices from the Río Grande Valley
edited by David Bowles

Description: These unique voices combine in a harmony of Mexican and American, of magical and ordinary, of tragedy and triumph. From established writers to emerging talents, the contributors to this volume represent the depth and beauty of a community that is just beginning to make itself heard. The collection features the short story “The Time About the Dog” by Alvaro Rodriguez, co-screenwriter of the film Machete.

Format: Paperback, 166 pages. Published May 6th, 2011.
Ages: 14 and up
ISBN: 9780615480664
Price: $9.99

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Donna Hooks Fletcher: Life and Writings
edited by David Bowles

Description: Pioneer. Divorcée. Entrepreneur. Rancher. Postmaster. Visionary. Spiritual guide. Recluse. Donna Hooks Fletcher blazed trails for women in deep South Texas in the first few decades of the 20th century, and her life left an indelible mark on the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. Now, for the first time, her unique view of the world can be discovered in her own words.

Format: Paperback, 135 pages. Published February 2nd, 2012.
Ages: 12 and up
ISBN: 9780615580975
Price: $9.99

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Mix-Up (Swift the Cat-Human #1)
by Angelo Bowles

Description: Swift was just an ordinary house cat until a mix-up in the lab of his owner, Dr. Gonzales. Now he’s part human… and not really sure if he likes it.

Pretty soon, everybody wants a cat-human of their own. But when Dr. Gonzales starts to create more, he accidentally makes a dangerous villain.

And Swift is forced to become a hero.

Format: Paperback, 78 pages. Published March 2nd, 2011.
Ages: 9 and up
ISBN: 9780615794242
Price: $6.99


Shutdown (Swift the Cat-Human #2)
by Angelo Bowles

Description: Reaves has escaped, and pretty soon everyone figures out that he s a bigger threat than ever. He has injected himself with a virus that puts poison dart frog DNA in every cell of his body, and now no one can touch him, not even Swift. It will take more than just Swift and Kenmei to shut down Reaves plans: they need to recruit a team of cat-humans. The question is will the government let them?

Format: Paperback, 100 pages. Published February 3rd, 2012.
Ages: 9 and up
ISBN: 9780615544427
Price: $6.99


Creep-Out (Swift the Cat-Human #3)
by Angelo Bowles

Description: Swift is in a coma. Reaves is searching for the human girl who once owned him. Dr. Gonzales and Enzo are in jail. Kenmei is hiding out in Mexico, and the rest of the cat-humans have been rounded up by the government and placed in a special facility. As if things weren’t bad enough, a terrifying cat-beast is about to creep out of the shadows, and in order to end his crime spree, the team will have to first overcome the obstacles that keep them apart.

Format: Paperback, 136 pages. Published October 13th, 2012.
Ages: 9 and up
ISBN: 9780615711072
Price: $8.99

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