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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About 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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