MIND-BENDING ADVENTURES - San Antonio Book Festival
April, 15 2023


  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Copper Kitchen
  • Middle Grade Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 2:45 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

National Book Award Finalist Brandon Hobson’s The Storyteller is an adventure that mixes the anxieties, friendships, and wonders of a Cherokee boy’s life with his family history and lore. Pura Belpré-honored Adrianna Cuevas weaves together friendship and mystery in The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto in this exciting mystery! Celebrate two memorable characters and talented authors in this session! Authors will be introduced by students from the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.




About the Authors

Brandon Hobson - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Kaylynn Hobson

Brandon Hobson

Brandon Hobson is a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Reading the West Book Award for his novel Where the Dead Sit Talking. In 2021, his novel The Removed was winner of the Western Heritage Award and named a Best Book by Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Time, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal. His other books include Desolation of Avenues Untold and the novella Deep Ellum. His work has appeared in the Pushcart Prize anthology, The Believer, The Paris Review Daily, Conjunctions, NOON, and McSweeney’s, among other places. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at New Mexico State University and teaches in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Hobson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma. His middle-grade debut novel, The Storyteller, is set to publish in May 2023.

Adrianna Cuevas - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Soren Henderson

Adrianna Cuevas

Adrianna Cuevas is the author of Cuba in My Pocket and The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, which received a Pura Belpré Honor. Cuevas is a first-generation Cuban American originally from Miami, Florida. After teaching Spanish and ESOL for 16 years, she decided to pursue her passion for storytelling. Adrianna currently resides outside of Austin, TX, with her husband and son where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking lots of Cuban food. Her latest book is The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto. 


Adrianna Cuevas - The San Antonio Book Festival

Cresencia Huff

Cresencia Huff is the Coordinator of Children’s Services for the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL). She has worked in children’s services throughout her 22+ years with SAPL, including 17 years with the Little Read Wagon early literacy outreach team and the last four years leading an amazing team of children’s librarians system-wide. She has Master’s degrees in Library Science and Bicultural-Bilingual Studies.

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