Margarita Longoria


Here is my official Bio for the world….

Margarita Longoria is a lifelong bookworm, book blogger, and an award-winning high school librarian in South Texas. She is the founder of Border Book Bash: Celebrating Teens and Tweens of the Rio Grande Valley and served on state reading committees for the Texas Library Association. She is the editor of Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America, a mixed-media collection of short stories, personal essays, poetry, and comics, that is a hopeful love letter from the Mexican American community to today’s young readers. She holds a BA and an MA in English and an MLS in Library Science. She is passionate about diverse books, her two sons, coffee, and Mr. Darcy. She grew up in Edinburg, Texas, and lives with her family in the Rio Grande Valley. You can visit Margie online at margiesmustreads.com and follow her on Instagram at @MargiesMustReads.

If you would like to see me around the book world, here are some places and dates of where I will be promoting Living Beyond Borders 🙂  

February 19, 2022 Teen Book Fest by the Bay, Corpus Christi, Tx
December 9, 2021 Latinx KidLit Book Festival

November 20, 2021 Twig Bookstore, San Antonio, Tx
November 13, 2021 Mission Historical Museum 

October 28, 2021 South Texas Book Festival 
October 24, 2021 Texas Teen Book Festival, Austin, Tx 

October 14, 2021 Librarian Influencers
October 7, 2021 Centering Latinx Voices YA Panel
October 3, 2021 Barnes and Noble Palms Crossing, McAllen, Tx
October 2, 2021 Barnes and Noble Northcross, McAllen, Tx
September 23, 2021 Panel Discussion Hispanic Heritage Month UTRGV
September 21, 2021 UTRGV Class Discussion w/Dr. Cummings classes
September 9, 2021 Book Presentation at Edinburg City Auditorium
August 17, 2021 Launch Event at The Law of Hector Bustos, Edinburg, Tx
August 5, 2021 SJL Event with David Bowles
July 16, 2021 Summerfest 1455
June 10, 2021 University of Nevada Las Vegas YA Summit
May 16, 2021 Southside Book Fair, San Antonio, Tx


We are Margie, Michael & Mateo.
We are a family of readers. We love to read and promote literacy.

You can contact us at: MargiesMustReads@gmail.com


Boy Mom, Librarian, Former ELA/Reading Teacher, Young Adult & Children’s Book Expert, Slytherin, Romance Book Pusher,  Library, Literacy & Diverse Book Advocate, Lover of Mr. Darcy, All Things Jane Austen and Happily Ever Afters.

I have been reviewing books on different blogs since 2012. I finally decided I needed my own space to keep everything together.  This is how Margie’s Must Reads was born.

I live in South Texas with my two sons and my very own Mr. Darcy.

I love to learn and I love school. I consider myself a professional student, so I try to attend school as much as I can. I have a BA in English, an MLS in Library Science, an MA in English Literature and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Children’s and Adolescent Literature and an MAIS in Mexican American Studies. Books are literally my life. 

As a librarian, I have been able to do all kinds of fun things like serve on a few committees for the Texas Library Association such as Texas Library Association Spirit of Texas Reading Program- High School (SPOT-HIGH)  TLA TAYSHAS Reading Committee and TLA Tejas Star Reading Committee and the Texas Library Association Texas Book Festival Committee . I am the Founder of Border Book Bash: Celebrating Teens and Tweens of the RGV. I’m an Authorized Reviewer for School Library Journal and as a Jane Austen Fanatic, I am naturally a member of JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America).

I hope you enjoy reading with us! 

Meet Michael! 

 Michael is 15 years old and an aspiring writer.


He is a 10th grader,  a Spelling Bee Champ, plays football and enjoys hanging out with his friends.


He is a reader and a writer. 

 Meet Mateo!


 Mateo is 7 years and loves to look at his books.


Make Reading a Family Affair! 

Read to your kids EVERYDAY!!

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ~Dr. Seuss














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