Donde Las Maravillas Crecen (Where Wonder Grows)

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Cinco Puntos Press
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8.27 X 8.35 X 0.16 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Xelena González practices the healing arts through writing and movement. She is a storyteller, dancer, and visiting author who centers self-love in her multi-disciplinary workshops for all ages. Her award-winning picture books include All Around Us and Where Wonder Grows. A former librarian and enrolled member of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, Xelena has become a sought-after speaker on topics such as radical self love, creative early literacy strategies, inhabiting story through music and movement, and reclaiming indigenous identity in Latinx communities. She still lives in San Antonio, where she grew up. Find out more at

Adriana M. Garcia is a visual artist, a muralist, and an illustrator. She is the recipient of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for Where Wonder Grows and a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor for All Around Us, both picture books by Xelena González. Garcia has exhibited her artwork nationally and has presented at conferences, schools, and museums around the United States. She especially loves painting portraits of strong women to honor those who have come before and those who continue to lead by example. Garcia lives in San Antonio, Texas, and you can find her online at


"A lyrical, wise story that explores family by exploring the earth. This book should be in every classroom and every home." -- Matt de la Peña, Newbery Medalist

"Beautiful and meditative." -- Juana Martinez-Neal, Caldecott honoree

"There's an undercurrent of urgency here that says: Remember this." -- Suzanne Bloom, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award honoree

Américas Award, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
Best Children's Books of the Year in Spanish, Bank Street College of Education
Brigid Erin Flynn Award for Best Picture Book, Texas Institute of Letters (TIL)
International Latino Book Award, Empowering Latino Futures
Junior Library Guild Selection, Junior Library Guild
Southwest Books of the Year, Pima County Public Library
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, American Library Association (ALA)
ALSC Notable Children's Books, American Library Association (ALA)
Best of the Best Books, Chicago Public Library