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Book Title: My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez|
The author of the book: Monica Brown
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.27 MB
Edition: Rising Moon Books
Date of issue: October 1st 2007
ISBN 13: 9780873589345
Read full description of the books My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez:My Name is Gabito, by Monica Brown, is a 2007-2008 Americas Award Commended Title. It is a story about the life of the distinguished Nobel Prize winner for literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This book begins when “Gabito” is a little boy in his home town of Aracataca, Colombia. The reader is quickly immersed into Gabito’s wild imagination and dreams. As the story continues the reader learns about a special person in Gabito’s life who helped influence his love of words. The story ends when Gabito grows up to be “the great storyteller, read by millions.” This text is eloquently written with words that capture Gabito’s vivid imagination. The illustrations are full of color, movement, and beauty, bringing the author’s words to life. I would recommend this book for grades 1-4. It could be used in the classroom as part of an author or creative writing unit, or as a biographical study of a famous person. This text also won the ALA 2008 Pura Belpre Honor Award.
Read information about the authorMonica Brown, Ph.D. is the author of awardwinning bilingual books for children, including My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz (Luna Rising), a recipient of the Américas Award for Children's Literature and a Pura Belpré Honor. Her second picture book, My Name Is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral/Me llamo Gabriela: La vida de Gabriela Mistral (Luna Rising) shares the story of the first Latina to win a Nobel Prize.
Monica's books are inspired by her Peruvian-American heritage and desire to share Latino/a stories with children. "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!"
Her other books include Chavela and the Magic Bubble (Clarion), Pelé, King of Soccer/Pelé, el rey del fútbol (Rayo/HarperCollins), My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel Garcia Márquez (Luna Rising), and the forthcoming Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/Lado a lado, La Historia de Dolores Huerta y César Chávez (Rayo/HarperCollins).
Monica Brown is a Professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino Literature and Multicultural Literature. She also writes and publishes scholarly work with a Latino/a focus, including Gang Nation: Delinquent Citizenship in Puerto Rican and Chicano and Chicana Literature; and numerous scholarly articles and chapters on Latino/a literature and cultural studies. She is a recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship on Chicano Cultural Literacies from the Center for Chicano Studies at the University of California. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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