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Alma Flor Ada

Author Bio:

Alma Flor Ada ( is a Professor Emerita at the University of San Francisco who has devoted her life to advocacy for peace by promoting a pedagogy oriented to personal realization and social justice. A former Radcliffe Scholar at Harvard University and Fulbright Research Scholar, she is an internationally reknowned speaker.

Her numerous children's books of poetry, narrative, folklore and nonfiction have received prestigious awards including the Christopher Award and Pura Belpre Award. In 2012 she received the Virginia Hamilton Award in recognition of her body of work for children. In 2014 the Mexican Government honored her with the prestigious OHTLI Award for her services to the Mexican communities in the United States.

F. Isabel Campoy ( is the author of numerous children's books in the areas of poetry, theatre, stories, biographies, and art. As a researcher, she has published extensively, bringing to the curriculum an awareness of the richness of the Hispanic culture. She is an educator specialized in the area of literacy and homeschool interaction, topics on which she lecturers nationally.

Her many accolades include ALA Notables, the San Francisco Library Award, the Reading the World Award from the University of San Francisco, the NABE Ramon Santiago Award, the International Latino Children's Book Award, and nine Junior Library Guild selections. She is a member of the North American Academy of Spanish Language.

Illustrator Bio:
Maribel Suarez has been illustrating picture books since 1985, with more than sixty titles published in Mexico, Spain, and the United States.

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