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2009 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award

Benjamin Alire Sáenz's novel He Forgot to Say Goodbye and Carmen Tafolla's short-story collection The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans have tied for this year's Tomás Rivera prize for Mexican American children's literature. Both books are for young-adult readers.

As the San Marcos (Texas) Mercury reports,

The award, established at Texas State University in 1995, is designed to encourage authors, illustrators and publishers to produce books that authentically reflect the lives of Mexican American children and young adults in the United States.


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OOh, the titles of both are intriguing.

Aren't they, TadMack? I'm curious about both.

I just ordered He Forgot to Say Goodbye for my school library. I can't wait to read it!

Oh, good! Stop by and tell us what you think when you read it, Edi.

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