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Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary 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
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Dancing Home

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live with kindness towards all

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mother

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Kindness

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Fiilm director

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I truly don't know



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