Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems


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$11.95  $11.11
Children's Book Press (CA)
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7.9 X 10.5 X 0.2 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Francisco X. Alarcón was a renowned poet and educator, and a three-time winner of the Pura Belpré Author Award Honor for his bilingual Magical Cycle of the Seasons series of poetry for children. His many other honors include the American Book Award, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, the Chicano Literary Prize, and finalist for state poet laureate of California. Alarcón was also the author of several poetry collections for adults and textbooks for teaching Spanish. In addition, he directed the Spanish for Native Speakers Program at the University of California. Alarcón passed away in early 2016. 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 mayagonzalez.com.


"It is one of Alarcón's strengths that he makes both the reading and writing of poetry accessible. His work serves as an excellent pattern for teaching students to write about their own experiences... Gonzalez's illustrations are bright and busy, catching the playful cadence of the words." -- School Library Journal

"Fans of their earlier collaborations and professionals seeking to expand their ESL collections will appreciate this new addition." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Pura Belpré Author Award Honor, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Notable Children's Book, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Commended Lists - Américas Book Award, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs