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Pam Munoz Ryan
Transcript of Pam Munoz Ryan
By:Ashley, Angel, and Alissa Pam Munoz Ryan Ryan recieved the NEA' Human and Civil Rights Award. She written over thirty books for younger readers. Riding Freedom, Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi Leon, and Paint the Wind are some of the thirty books she wrote. These books have recieved the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schnieder Family Award. She also lives near San Diego. Fun Facts Ryan was 32 when she wrote her first book "One Hundred Is a Family."
Ryan's motivation to write is that she wants the reader to turn the page. To keep Ryan company she had pets. For example ducks, a bearded lizard, some tropical fish, corn snakes, parrots, turtles, and canaries. And also her husband. Information on Esperanza Rising Esperanza Rising was published in 2000. Ryan looked at her family for ideas. Ryan's inspiration came from her grandmother. Her grandmother was an immigrant from Mexico. She faced family complications and prejudice of her Hispanic heritage. It took Ryan 4 years to write Esperanza Rising. Pam's Family Wilde,Susie. "Pam Munoz Ryan."(Online)2008.http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/features/A2065.html(visited October 1, 2012) Pictures of Pam Munoz Ryan Pam Munoz Ryan was born on December 25, 1951 in Bakersfield, California in the San Joaquin Valley. Ryan liked to read books to escape from her younger cousins when she was younger. Ryan had quit her job in education to raise her kids. When she went back to get her master's degree her professor encouraged her to start writing. From the the back flap of The Dreamer. Dempsey,Kristy."Pam Munoz Ryan."(Online)2007.http://www.kristydempsey.com/interviewPamRyan.html http:www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/pam-munoz-ryan-1
2012 Scholastic Inc Wilde,Susie. "Pam Munoz Ryan."(Online)2008.http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/features/A2065.html(visited October 1, 2012) Bibliography http://www.scholastic/esperanza/popups/authorqa2.htm http://www.pammunozryan.com/pages/extendedBio.pdf Ryan attended McKinley Elementary until she was in the fourth grade. Before fifth grade she moved across town to Irene Street and attended Longfellow Elementary. Not only was Ryan the new kid on the block she was also the new kid in school. She spent most of her time reading books and considered herself an obsessive reader.
While in junior high she became the editor for the Washington Hornet newspaper. The coolest thing about the Washington Hornet newspaper is that it was printed with purple ink. During high school she was to busy being a teen to do anything dealing with reading and writing. ........More Pictures Now, Ryan is a full-time writer living with her husband, Jim Ryan, in San Diego, California. She has four grown kids (two girls and twin boys) with two dogs named Buddy and Sammie. She is now in her 60's and still going strong. Beginning of Pam Munoz Ryan Continued......... Awards Ryan Recieved http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/ryan/transcript/?theme=print http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam_Mu%C3%Bloz_Ryan http://www.patriciamnewman.com/ryan.html Say no to drugs say yes to TACOS!!!!!!!! A Quick Reminder