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by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Maya longs to find brilliant, beautiful color in her world. But when the wind blows, desert sand covers everything, and turns her whole neighborhood the color of dust.With the help of a feathered friend, Maya searches high and low to find the colors in her world. And she does—in the vibrant purple of her Mama’s flowers, the juicy green of a prickly cactus, the hot pink clouds at sunset, and the shiny black of her Papi’s hair.As they follow Maya’s search for all the colors of the rainbow, little readers will be inspired to look around and ask themselves, where can I find the colors in my world? Winner of the Pura Belpré Award Honor. Bilingual English/Spanish.

My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo

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  • About The Author Maya Christina Gonzalez (born 1964) is an award-winning queer Chicana artist, illustrator, educator and publisher.[1] She lives and works in San Francisco. Gonzalez is a co-founder of the publishing house, Reflection Press.[2][3] She also co-created an online learning environment called School of the Free Mind.[4] Gonzalez has a unique, "high queer femme" sense of personal style that includes piercings and multiple tattoos.[5] Gonzalez's art and work are focused on helping others build a sense of self and connection to others and the environment, despite differences between individuals.[6] Her illustrations and books have helped increase "acceptance of, and love for, children's books by and about Latinos."[7] Her art is featured on the cover of a textbook, Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education, Volume II.[8] Gonzalez teaches and presents workshops around the United States. ISBN-13: 9780892392780 Publisher: Children's Book Press Publication date: 4/28/2013 Pages: 32 Age range: 5 - 8 Years - Juvenile Fiction | Art & Architecture - People & Places | United States - Hispanic & Latino - Concepts | Colors - Deserts-Color - Hispanic Americans-Spanish language materials - Bilingual
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