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Jonny Garza Villa

Jonny Garza Villa is a product of the Great State of Texas; a Sagittarius sun, Capricorn everything else; and an author of contemporary young adult literature inspired by their own Tejane & Chicane and queer identities. Their work includes Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun, a Pura Belpré Honor Book and Finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters’ Jean Flynn Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the upcoming Ander and Santi Were Here. Learn more about Jonny and their writing at

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  • Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa

    Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun

    Julián "Jules" Luna has a plan for his life: Graduate. Get into UCLA. And have the chance to move away from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the suffocating expectations of others that have forced Jules into an inauthentic life.

    Then in one reckless moment, with one impulsive tweet, his plans for a low-key nine months are thrown—literally—out the closet. The downside: the whole world knows, and Jules has to prepare for rejection. The upside: Jules now has the opportunity to be his real self.

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