Ashley Hope Pérez recently won the 2016 Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award. Out of Darkness won the distinguished award in the Works for Older Readers Category.
Texas State University College of Education developed the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. The award was established in 1995 and was named in honor of Dr. Tomás Rivera, a distinguished alumnus of Texas State University.
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