Shame the Stars (Shame the Stars #1)

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5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Guadalupe García McCall is the best-selling author of Summer of the Mariposas and won the Pura Belpré Award for her first novel, Under the Mesquite. She was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a young girl, keeping close ties with family on both sides of the border. She is a full-time author and abuelita and lives with her husband in South Texas. Find her online at


* "Pura Belpré winner McCall delivers an ambitious, sardonically relevant historical novel--a must-read, complex twist on a political Shakespearean tragedy." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The historical aspects of the narrative are eye-opening. McCall infuses the little-discussed uprising in South Texas with Spanish (defined in a glossary) and primary-source newspaper clippings, and gives women a vital role in the Tejano fight for justice. A powerful story of love in the face of great odds." -- Booklist

"Sophisticated readers will appreciate the intricate political and ethical questions raised, as well as their relevance to contemporary border issues. McCall's depiction of two important female characters, who stand out for their strength and grace in an otherwise staunchly traditional--and often hot-headed--male hierarchy, is especially compelling." -- Publishers Weekly

"Keeps readers in suspense, while slowly revealing details about the characters' involvement in the revolution. . . A good purchase for historical fiction collections, especially where there are fans of Ashley Hope Pérez's Out of Darkness." -- School Library Journal

Américas Award Commended Title - Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
Best Books - Kirkus Reviews
Junior Library Guild Selection
TAYSHAS Reading List - Texas Library Association (TLA)
Texas Great Reads - Texas State Library and Archives Commission