Guadalupe García McCall is the author of four award-winning young adult novels, Under the Mesquite, Summer of the Mariposas, Shame the Stars, All the Stars Denied and the upcoming Echoes of Grace (all from Lee and Low Books/Tu Books). She is the recipient of the prestigious Pura Belpré Author Award (2012). Guadalupe also received a Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award, the Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award, and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, among many other accolades. She is an advocate for literacy, diverse books, and Own Voices. In her travels, she is always looking for a good taco place and she never met a chocolate mole sauce she didn’t love! She loves to garden, cook, read, write, go for walks and take pictures of nature. Originally from Texas, she is currently an Assistant Professor of English at George Fox University and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.