Rebecca Balcárcel loves popcorn, her kitty, and teaching her students at Tarrant County College as Associate Professor of English. She’s the author of Shine On, Luz Véliz! and The Other Half of Happy, which was named a Pura Belpré Honor Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and the Best Texas-authored Middle Grade Book by Texas Institute of Letters. Her next book is Bridges and Islands: 20 Stories by Multi-Racial and Multi-Cultural Authors for which she is both co-editor and contributor. Find Rebecca on YouTube where she analyzes literature and chats about writing as the SixMinuteScholar. Her latest book is Shine On, Luz Véliz!
- 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
- | Location of Session: McNutt Garden Tent
- Middle Grade Sessions
- Start of Signing: 1:00 PM
- | Signing Location: Festival Marketplace
About the Event
Rebecca Balcárcel’s Shine On, Luz Véliz ponders: have you ever been the best at something only to lose it all? A soccer star suffers a serious knee injury – but without soccer, who is she? Justin A. Reynolds’s It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit asks: what happens when five unsupervised kids face the apocalypse under outrageously silly circumstances? Celebrate two memorable characters and talented authors in this powerhouse session.
This session is co-sponsored by the Carver Community Cultural Center.