Contemporary Spanish-Speaking Writers And Illustrators For Children And Young Adults

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This is the first worldwide guide to contemporary Spanish-speaking authors and illustrators for young readers. It features personal and professional information on more than 200 contemporary Spanish-speaking authors and illustrators from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as a complete listing of their books written in Spanish for children and young adults. Schon, author of numerous bibliographies of children's and young adult ...

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Overview

This is the first worldwide guide to contemporary Spanish-speaking authors and illustrators for young readers. It features personal and professional information on more than 200 contemporary Spanish-speaking authors and illustrators from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as a complete listing of their books written in Spanish for children and young adults. Schon, author of numerous bibliographies of children's and young adult literature in Spanish, compiled the information from responses given by the authors themselves to a questionnaire she developed. Quotes from the authors about their work add a personal touch.

Following an introduction describing the scope, organization and selection criteria for the work, the biographical entries are organized alphabetically. Each entry contains place and date of birth; name of parents, spouse, and children; colleges attended and degrees earned; complete home and office addresses and telephone numbers; name of employer, position, and dates for each career post; memberships in professional and civic organizations; literary and professional awards received and dates; bibliography of books written/illustrated; revealing personal comments on special interests, aspirations, and thoughts as expressed by each author/illustrator; critical sources in which the writer's/illustrator's work has been discussed. An appendix at the end of the volume arranges the subjects by country of birth and/or residency. The market for the book is school (elementary through high school) libraries, children's departments of public libraries, bilingual departments of education, bilingual teachers, academic libraries.

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Editorial Reviews

Zom Zoms
At long last, a source for biographical information about Spanish-speaking writers and illustrators for youth. Styled like "Contemporary Authors", the entries run from one-half to five pages. Each may include personal data, address and telephone number, career, professional organizations, awards and honors, a bibliography of writings or books illustrated, sidelights (quotations from the authors), and critical sources. Since the information is based on answers to questionnaries sent to those included in the book, some entries lack complete data Translated from the Spanish, this source covers more than 200 authors and illustrators from Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Central and South America, and the U.S. An appendix listing the entries by country of origin or citizenship shows that more than half of them are from Spain. A few writers, such as Gary Soto and Nobel Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela, are well known, but most will be difficult to find in other biographical sources This volume will be especially helpful in libraries serving Spanish-speaking children. The bibliographies can be used to identify gaps in the collection and to expand multicultural and world author lists. Also, students will welcome a source covering Spanish-speaking authors, especially at report-writing time.
Ilene Cooper
(It is "Booklist" policy that a book written by a staff member or contributor be given a brief descriptive announcement rather than a recommendation. This dictionary provides biographical and bibliographical information on more than 200 contemporary Spanish-speaking writers and illustrators residing in Mexico, Spain, the U. S., and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.
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A guide featuring personal and professional information on some 200 contemporary Spanish-speaking authors and illustrators for young readers from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the US, Uruguay, and Venezuela, as well as a complete listing of their books written in Spanish for children and young adults. Includes quotes from the authors about their work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313290275
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

ISABEL SCHON is Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University, San Marcos.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Dictionary

Index

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