The Turquoise Room / El Cuarto Turquesa

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$20.95  $19.48
Children's Book Press (CA)
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9.8 X 10.4 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Monica Brown is the award-winning author of over thirty books for children, including Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/no combina, Sharuko, Maya's Blanket/la manta de Maya, Waiting for the Biblioburro, Frida and Her Animalitos, and El Cuarto Turquesa/The Turquoise Room, as well as the Lola Levine chapter book series, among many others. She is the recipient of the Christopher Award, two Américas Awards, and multiple starred reviews. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages, and has appeared in the NYTimes, The Washington Post, and on NPR's All Things Considered. When not writing for children, Brown serves as a professor of English at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches about US Latino and multicultural literature. Brown lives with her family in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her website is 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

"Prolific children's book writer Brown brings a personal, intergenerational story to readers in this moving picture book about family, culture, art, and imagination." -- Booklist

"This autobiographical, multigenerational tale is proof that a loving parent can encourage a child not only to embrace art, but also to view the world as a place of limitless opportunities. . . A rich portrayal of the passage of a family's artistic talents across generations." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Shades of purple and turquoise create a mysterious and magical atmosphere within the pages that beckons to readers and invites them to dream. . . A love letter to Peru, dreams, and daughters everywhere." -- School Library Journal

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