Lauren Tarshis (1963) wrote Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree in 2008. Tarshis is also author of the popular I Survived series.

Lauren Tarshis

Rudolfo Anaya (1937) wrote The Farolitos of Christmas: A New Mexico Christmas Story in 1987. Anaya is considered one of the founders of the contemporary Chicano literary movement.

NEA Big Read on Rudolfo Anaya