Last week at the American Library Association's Midwinter Convention in Dallas, the Pura Belpre Committee named Xavier Garza's bilingual middle-reader MAXIMILIAN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE GUARDIAN ANGEL as Honor Book for 2012. We are proud and happy for Xavier and his work. Besides writing the book, Xavier did the illustrations and cover which wonderfully match Max's journey into the land of Lucha Librfe! Xaiver is a good-hearted man and a good good friend. Here's a video of Xavier talking about the book. And it was the next day, after he had made the video, that we all learned the good news.
The good news is that Maximilian will be a series of bilingual mysteries for middle-readers. Xavier is currently working on the sequel.