Alma Flor Ada and YOU Volume II by Alma Flor Ada, Rosalma Zubizarreta, Suni Paz, F. Isabel Campoy |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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Alma Flor Ada and YOU Volume II

by Alma Flor Ada, Rosalma Zubizarreta, Suni Paz, F. Isabel Campoy
     
 

Following up on the first volume featuring prolific author Alma Flor Ada, this second volume offers further insight into her life and writing. Here, the author discusses her work as a poet, dramatist, writer of memoir, reteller of folktales and legends for children, and translator. She discusses her collaborative work and the processes involved in working with

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Following up on the first volume featuring prolific author Alma Flor Ada, this second volume offers further insight into her life and writing. Here, the author discusses her work as a poet, dramatist, writer of memoir, reteller of folktales and legends for children, and translator. She discusses her collaborative work and the processes involved in working with illustrators, songwriters, and co-author Isabel Campoy. Her work as a translator and promoter of Spanish and English books for all children—well known and valued in bilingual education-is also detailed. Finally, the book furnishes useful ideas and activities for using the author's books in the classroom to spark the writer within every young reader. Grades K-12.

Following up on the first volume featuring prolific author Alma Flor Ada, this second volume offers further insight into her life and work. Here, the author discusses her work as a poet, dramatist, writer of memoir, reteller of folktales and legends for children, and Spanish language translator. She discusses her collaborative work and the processes involved in working with illustrators, songwriters, and co-author Isabel Campoy with whom, she has founded her own publishing company, Del Sol Books. Her work as a translator and promoter of Spanish and English books for all children—well known and valued in bilingual education-is also detailed. Finally, drawing on the author's years of experience as a professor of Education and her many author visits to schools, the book furnishes useful ideas and activities for using the author's books in the classroom to spark the writer within every young reader. Grades K-12.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Not only does Ada speak in her own words, but she includes essays by authors who have worked with her, permitting the reader to engage with her writing from several different perspectives. . . . This is an interesting form of autobiography and could be a useful resource for teachers at all levels as well as inspirational for the student wishing to write. Ada talks about her love of poetry, explains how she decides on a genre to express herself, and gives ideas for writing exercises in the classroom." - MultiCultural Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591582281
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2008
Series:
Author and YOU Series, #2
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

ALMA FLOR ADA is retired Professor of Education at the University of San Francisco. She is a well-known author of children's and professional books for teachers and with Isabel Campoy is the co-owner of Del Sol Books, a publishing company that specializes in Spanish language translations and materials for children.

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