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.

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

A. Dancing

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That any danger will come to the people I love

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mother

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not having spent more time with each of my 9 grandchildren

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