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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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RELEASING SPRING/SUMMER 2017

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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 bilingual (english/spanish) children’s books.The Rainbow Alphabet and The Girl in the Library, the Library in the Girl)

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ISBN
Date of Publication

Spring/Summer 2017

No. of Pages

32 pages

Format

Paperback; Full Color

Language

Bilingual English/Spanish

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