November 2007

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Meet Pam Munoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the 2007 Author Recipient of the National Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights Award. She has written over thirty books for children that include those for the very young: Mud is Cake, Mice and Beans, Hello Ocean; picture books for older readers: Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, Nacho and Lolita; and the novels Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi León, Riding Freedom and Paint the Wind. Her books have received many accolades, including the Pura Belpré Medal, the Jane Addams Peace Award, the Americas Award Honor, the ALA Schneider Family Award, and the Tomás Rivera Award.

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