Alma Flor Ada

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 María Isabel, Under the Royal Palms (Pura Belpré 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.

Books by this Author

Island Treasures
Alexander y el dia terrible, horrible, espantoso, horroroso (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
Love, Amalia
Dancing Home
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Dancing Home

Authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta discuss their inspiration for writing DANCING HOME

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live with kindness towards all

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Gracias a la vida, Te recuerdo, Amalia, Over the Rainbow, La Vie en Rose, Las perlas de tu boca,

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I wish I could meet Jose Marti and express my gratitude for his words, both his poetry and his speeches, and above all for his living example.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Procrastination

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The Little Red Hen, my kind of daily life hero

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