Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and in 2014 she was honored by the Mexican government with the prestigious OHTLI Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Dancing Home with Gabriel Zubizarreta, My Name Is Maria Isabel, Under the Royal Palms (Pura Belpre Medal), Where the Flame Trees Bloom, and The Gold Coin (Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at AlmaFlorAda.com. Gabriel M. Zubizarreta draws from his experiences of raising his three wonderful daughters in his writing. He hopes his books will encourage young people to author their own destinies. He coauthored Love, Amalia and Dancing Home with Alma Flor Ada. Gabriel lives in Northern California with his family and invites you to visit his website at GabrielMZubizarreta.com.
"Ada and Zubizarreta tackle important topics including immigration,
bilingual education, and bullying. This book will speak intimately
to readers straddling different cultures and grappling with what it
means to be an American." --"Library Media Connection,
"Ada, the author of many multicultural titles, including Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic
Folktale Collection (2006), and Zubizarreta write knowingly of the difficulties of a life lived in two cultures. A subplot involving Lupe's father (who came to America illegally and later abandoned his family) is also well handled, as is the inclusion of a Ruben Dario poem, "To Margarita." Give this to fans of Pam Munoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising (2000) and Becoming Naomi Leon (2004)." --"Booklist, "July 1, 2011
" --KIRKUS REVIEWS, " June 1, 2011