Although the book celebrates the history and culture of New Mexico, the world premiere of the 2012 movie version of Bless Me, Ultima took place in El Paso, TX. But hey, it's right on the border. (Source.)
Awards and accolades are great, but how cool is it to get a school named after you? Rudolfo Anaya knows. (Source.)
Sure, Ultima's owl is pretty awesome, but a magical owl named Hedwig still has way more t-shirts with her face on it.
Some of the best books get banned sometimes. Bless Me, Ultima got the axe in a small town a few years ago for profanity. (Source.)