Colorín Colorado…: Author study, Monica Brown

| April 13, 2012

Picture of Monica Brown

About the Author:

Monica Brown is a professor of English at Northern Arizona University.  She gathers her inspiration to write from her Peruvian-American heritage.  Many of her books focus on the lives of important individuals in Latin American history or popular culture.

The following books are held at the Teachers College library:

My name is Celia: The life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz

Call #: Juv ML3930.C96 B76 2004 (2nd floor reading room)

Illustrator: Rafael Lopez

Reading level: 4th grade, 1st month

My name is Gabito: The life of Gabriel García Márquez

Call #: Curr PQ8180.17.A73 Z613 2007b  (2nd floor reading room)

Illustrator: Raúl Colón

Reading level: 4th grade, 8th month

On the Web:

Author website

Interview at Univision

My favorite book:

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

This book is unfortunately not held at the TC library. If you’re interested in it, however, you can request it under Request Materials.