Children’s Author Xavier Garza Visits the RGV

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

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2 thoughts on “Children’s Author Xavier Garza Visits the RGV

  1. Cecilia Meza-Solis June 28, 2010 / 12:51 pm

    I have had the privlege of meeting and hearing Xavier Garza. He visited my middle school in Weslaco, and he read one of his books, Juan and the Chupacabres. The students were selected to attend this visitation and they were so awed by the fact that they were meeting someone famous. It was a wonderful experience for them and I enjoyed his sense of humor as well.

  2. Maryela Garcia Garza June 30, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    My children and I visited Xavier Garza at the museum and it was a wonderful experience. My eldest, who’s 8 years old, was awed by his storytelling. He was very funny and very approachable. We bought several of his books and I can’t wait to read them to my students! He has another event in July, we are not missing that one.

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