Call Me Tree / Llámame Árbol


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$19.95  $18.55
Children's Book Press (CA)
Publish Date
7.24 X 11.19 X 0.38 inches | 0.78 pounds

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About the Author

Maya Gonzalez is an award-winning children's book artist, author, activist and progressive educator. Their work addresses systemic inequity in relation to race/ethnicity, sexism, and cissexism using children's books as radical agents of change and healing, both personally and culturally. Gonzalez co-founded Reflection Press, a POC, queer and trans owned independent publishing house that uses holistic, nature-based, and anti-oppression frameworks in their books and materials for kids and grown-ups. They are also the creator of the Gender Wheel, a tool to express the dynamic, infinite and inclusive reality of gender, and provides lectures and workshops to educators, parents and caregivers. Visit them online at


* "An exquisitely crafted call to honor ourselves, one another and the natural world." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This bilingual story is an anthem to the innate strength and individuality of children and trees...Gonzalez's art and text invite reader participation on multiple levels, thereby appealing to a wider audience." -- School Library Journal

"The art has a magically realistic feel, as children become one with the roots, trunks, and branches of their trees." -- Booklist

"Maya Christina Gonzalez once again combines her talents as an artist and a storyteller to craft a gentle, empowering story about belonging, connecting with nature, and becoming your fullest self. The pages are colorful, with images created in watercolor, ink and color pencil. The story focuses on a Chican@ child on a journey of self-discovery. Finding a way to grow from the inside out, just like a tree, the child develops as an individual comfortable in the natural world and in relationships with others." --

"Call Me Tree is a Spanish/English bilingual picture book about witnessing the majestic beauty of trees, especially ancient tress, through the eyes of a child. The simple, prose poem text neatly complements the expressive life of the colorful illustrations. An excellent book especially for little ones who are just beginning to learn the art and joy of reading! " -- Midwest Book Review

Best Books of the Year, Honorable Mention, The Huffington Post
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Tejas Star Reading List, Texas Library Association (TLA)