There are a handful of children’s authors who have roots in the Rio Grande Valley. One of my favorites is Xavier Garza, who grew up in Rio Grande City and now lives in San Antonio. He has published several bilingual children’s picture books, including Lucha Libre, Zulema and the Witch Owl, Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid, and Juan and the Chupacabras. His latest book is a bilingual collection of stories for intermediate readers called Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories/Kid Ciclon se enfrenta a el Diablo y otras historias.
Xavier will be in the Rio Grande Valley to promote his book. He will do readings and signings at the following locations:
Saturday, June 26, 2:00-4:00. Weslaco Museum, 500 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco
Sunday, June 27, 2:00. McAllen Public Library, 601 N. Main St., McAllen
Monday, June 28, 6:00-9:00. Rio Grande City Public Library. 591 Canales Bros St., Rio Grande City