Episode 40 | Border Stories w/ David Bowles

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, author and professor David Bowles joins to discuss Border Stories.

Classroom Notes:

  • Immigration and life on the border as focal points for his writing
  • The way he shows up in his writing
  • Balancing writing for children while also infusing profound topics

David Bowles is an associate professor and coordinator of the English education program at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He is the award-winning Chicano author and translator of some thirty books, among them They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns. David's academic work and activism seeks to empower Latinx educators and their allies in the fight for children's literary dignity. He presently serves as vice president of the Texas Institute of Letters. 

Follow: IG/Twitter - @davidobowles

Author of They Call Me Güero; They Call Her Fregona