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Monica Brown, Children's Author

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Dannielle Vosburgh

on 2 May 2013

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Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature.
Is of Peruvian-American, European, Jewish, and Amerindian descent.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in Flagstaff, Arizona. Writes and publishes scholarly work with a Latino/a focus, including

and numerous scholarly articles and chapters on Latino/a literature and cultural studies. Experiences Has over 15 years of teaching experience with children, teens, and adults of all ages. "Gang Nation: Delinquent Citizenship in Puerto Rican and Chicano and Chicana Literature;" "I write from a place of deep passion, joy, and commitment to producing the highest possible quality of literature for children. In my biographies, the lives of my subjects are so interesting and transformational that I am simply giving them voice for a young audience. I don't think it is ever too early to introduce children to the concepts of magical realism, social justice, and dreaming big!" -- Monica Brown Awards Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina
winner of the 2012 International Latino Book Award
the Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration. My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/Me llamo Celia: la vida de Celia Cruz
winner of the Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration
the Américas Award for Children's Literature
was a 2012 ALSC Notable Book
a Junior Library Guild Selection Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/Lado a lado, La Historia de Dolores Huerta y César Chávez
NAACP Image Award Nominee
a Tejas Star Book Award Finalist Awards My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez
winner of the Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
winner of the Américas Award for Children's Literature
was a 2012 Annual Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo
a Junior Library Guild Selection Awards My Name Is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral/Me llamo Gabriela: La vida de Gabriela Mistral
a Junior Library Guild Selection Chavela and the Magic Bubble
CCBC Choices 2011 Selection Resources http://www.monicabrown.net Born on October 24th, 1969
From Mountain View, California Her mother, who was a painter, inspired her artistic spirit and continues to be her inspiration today. Monica Brown, author Subject Area: Visual Arts
3.3.2 Create artwork that demonstrates choice of subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.
Student-friendly Objective:
I will create puzzle art that reflects what makes me special. I will share it with my partner(s) and explain why those characteristics are meaningful to me. Pieces of You Jerseys Around the World Subject Area: Social Studies-- Geography
G6.3.2 Identify characteristics of neighborhoods and communities, i.e., physical geographical differences, land use, population density.
Student-friendly Objective:
I will research a country of my choosing using the Internet and then recreate its flag on a soccer jersey like Pelé’s. Subject Area: Social Studies-- History
H3.3.1 Explain how the actions of heroes and heroines make a difference.
Student-friendly Objective:
I will discuss the actions of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez and describe how they affected farming communities in America. Then I will think of ways I can make positive changes at home, in class, or in my community. ¡Sí, se puede! La música de Celia Cruz Subject Area: Foreign Language
L.3.10 Listen to music, sing songs or play musical instruments from the culture studied.
Student-friendly Objective:
I will listen to different songs by the Cuban Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, play different instruments found in Cuban music, and discuss what aspects of the music I liked or disliked. “Quimbara,” “Oye Como Va,” “ Guantanamera,” and “Rie Y Llore” by Celia Cruz http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal
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