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The Girl in the Library, The Library in the Girl

Paperback, 32 pages
Story Text in English & Spanish

Written & Illustrated by Maya Gonzalez

Maya’s story about loving books as a child but always feeling like a stranger in the library, until she realized the library within and became the artist, author, bookmaker

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“The Girl In the Library, The Library In the Girl is my story. The one I’ve been telling kids in schools for the last 20 years. I grew up during a time when I did NOT see ANY books that looked or sounded like me and my family or folks I knew. I think because of that, I used to draw my big, round Chicana face into the blank page in the backs of books! Eventually I began drawing a whole series of characters and later writing poems and stories. As a child I couldn’t find books that looked and sounded like me in the library, now the library has books written, illustrated, even published by me!” – Maya Gonzalez

Watch the Video:

(Join Maya in her San Francisco studio as she reads some excerpts from two of her upcoming children’s books.The Rainbow Alphabet and The Girl in the Library, the Library in the Girl)

Date of Publication

Spring/Summer 2017

No. of Pages

32 pages


Paperback; Full Color


Bilingual English/Spanish