Once Upon A Time is proud to be a supportive member of our community in a wide vareity of ways. We work closley with our local schools and have different events and programs for educators. We also work with local authors and illustrators, from those who are just starting out to those already published. Finally, we work to help other programs and organizations that have a positive impact on our community through our donations.
Raw, gritty and acutely tuned to his community, Matt Mendez' debut blends authenticity with poignancy, heartbreak with heartfelt, this emotionally true contemporary story about 2 El Paso teens and a mom of one of the boys, will keep you riveted and engaged. Comparisons to Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena and Angie Thomas are accurate but Mendez is a break out star to be watched. This wallop of a tale should be handed to high school kids en masse. - Maureen