jen cervantes

  • New Mexico Book Award


  • Zia Book Award


  • New Voices Pick - Association of Booksellers for Children  


  • Best Book List - Bank Street College of Education 

  • ​100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2010 Fuse #8 Production                                                                  


Praise for Tortilla Sun

"A beautiful and engaging debut novel." --Kirkus

"A strong debut...an imaginative, yet grounded novel." --Publishers Weekly    

"Cervantes's first novel is rich with local color..." --Booklist

"It rings true the importance of family, heritage, 
and culture and the journey of self-discovery."
--5 Star Review Children's Books Examiner

"...a middle grade fiction novel with ambition." 
--School Library Journal