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 And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day - Spanish
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 trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Authenticity

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. My own backyard on a sunny day.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Dancing

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My children

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