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Pam Muñoz Ryan

Autor/a de Esperanza Rising

63+ obres 27,986 Membres 1,475 Ressenyes 8 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Author Pam Muñoz Ryan was born in Bakersfield, California on December 25, 1951. She received a B. A. in child development and a M. A. in education from San Diego State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a bilingual Head Start teacher and as an early childhood program mostra'n més administrator. At first, she wrote adult books about child development, but soon switched to writing children's books. She has written over twenty-five picture books, novels, and nonfiction books for young readers. The novel Esperanza Rising, winner of the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Peace Award, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, and the Americas Award Honor Book, is based on her own grandmother's immigration from Mexico to California. Riding Freedom has also won many awards including the national Willa Cather Award and the California Young Reader Medal. When Marian Sang, a picture book about singer Marian Anderson, won numerous awards including the ALA Sibert Honor and NCTE's Orbis Pictus Award. In 2015 her title Echo made The New York Times Best Seller List. She also won a Kirkus Prize in the children's literature category with her title 'Echo'. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising (2000) — Autor — 10,579 exemplars
Becoming Naomi León (2004) 2,925 exemplars
Riding Freedom (1998) 2,491 exemplars
Echo (2015) 1,686 exemplars
The Dreamer (2010) 1,191 exemplars
Hello Ocean (2001) 1,134 exemplars
The Flag We Love (1996) 1,104 exemplars
Paint the Wind (2007) 900 exemplars
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride (1999) 899 exemplars
Mice and Beans (2001) 776 exemplars
Tony Baloney: School Rules (2012) 304 exemplars
A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse (1997) 278 exemplars
The Crayon Counting Book (1996) 268 exemplars
Mañanaland (2020) 266 exemplars
One Hundred Is a Family (1994) 216 exemplars
Tony Baloney (2011) 203 exemplars
Tony Baloney Buddy Trouble (2013) 163 exemplars
Nacho and Lolita (2005) 160 exemplars
Our California (2008) 110 exemplars
Tony Baloney: Pen Pal (1656) 97 exemplars
Mud Is Cake (2002) 85 exemplars
What Makes a Family? (2009) 77 exemplars
How Do You Raise a Raisin? (2003) 45 exemplars
A Box of Friends (2003) 32 exemplars
California Here We Come! (1997) 32 exemplars
Tony Baloney: Pen Pal (2015) 12 exemplars
Mañanaland (Spanish Edition) (2020) 11 exemplars
Doug's Treasure Hunt (1999) 6 exemplars
Hayalperest (2013) 2 exemplars
Flad We Love, The 2 exemplars
When Marian Sang 1 exemplars
Il sognatore 1 exemplars
Yo, Naomi Len 1 exemplars
Les Roses du Mexique (2003) 1 exemplars
Mics and Beans 1 exemplars
Where's Porkchop? (1999) 1 exemplars
Solimar: The Sword of Monarchs (2022) 1 exemplars
Riding Freedom 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Gift Of The Magi And Other Stories (Scholastic Classics) (1990) — Introducció, algunes edicions769 exemplars
First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants (2004) — Col·laborador — 194 exemplars
Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories (2012) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Guys Read: Heroes and Villains (2017) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Peace Story (2010) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars


Coneixement comú



Ryan and Selznick (Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, 1999, etc.) reunite for another magical collaboration, this time presenting Marian Anderson to a young audience. Using the visual metaphor of an operatic presentation, the production opens on the Metropolitan Opera stage just before performance, followed by a spread in which the audience watches as the curtain rises and a street scene reveals a tiny figure singing in a brightly-lit window. The shape of the volume lends itself to the broad sweep of the stage and even the title page reads like the show’s program. Anderson’s story is perhaps not well known to younger children, but Ryan does a good job of making it accessible. In simply stated prose she acquaints young readers, who may be disbelieving, with a time of social injustice when a person of color could not pursue a professional career in concert music and it was an act of personal courage to sing before racially mixed audiences. Verses of Anderson’s most famous songs are included as they have meaningful application for events. The account includes the most notable episode in her life when, denied access to Washington’s Constitution Hall because of her race, Marian sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before a crowd of thousands—black and white. Selznick’s carefully researched, sepia-toned, acrylic illustrations dramatize Anderson’s strong, handsome face on most pages. That face is faithfully and powerfully rendered, eyes closed when singing, with an intense, almost sublime engagement in her music. The work culminates with another history-making moment when she realizes her dream and becomes the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Selznick depicts her in this spread standing triumphantly in the spotlight, a vivid spot of color in an otherwise monochromatic treatment. A lengthy “encore” includes personal details and history from both author and illustrator; an “ovation” cites resources. Perfectly paced and perfectly pitched, this never loses sight of the fact that Marian Anderson was both a world-class musician and a powerful symbol to her people. A bravura performance. (notable dates, discography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | Hi ha 101 ressenyes més | Nov 9, 2023 |
Solimar, a mestiza princess in an olden Mexico kingdom, breaks the rules one day and crosses the creek to visit the migrating monarch butterflies, who bestow a gift of a magic upon her. Soliimar thinks she has enough troubles trying to negotiate this new power, but there's also trouble brewing with a neighboring kingdom that could lead to far worse consequences ...

This book has a beautiful cover and the author is an appeal with her numerous accolades for previous titles. I loved the idea of monarchs containing magic and really enjoyed that plotline as Solimar discovers the boundaries of what this means for her and others around her. The message of protecting nature and endangered species is there but without being overly didactic.

At one point, I thought to myself that this felt a bit like a Disney movie, with a teenaged princess (who has all the familial loyalty and innocence of a child and none of the snark of an actual teenager) and her faithful pet companion on the cusp of her coronation. A little after that I flipped back to the publication page and saw that it is a Disney property. That being said, Pam Munoz Ryan still writes with all her usual beauty, so this isn't the rubbish of a Disney movie plot poorly converted into a novel. However, it does bear some elements of a typical Disney story as the young princess is separated from her parents and must save the day with the help of a plucky, impoverished boy around her age.

Still, it was an enjoyable read overall. I did feel, however, that the climactic ending glossed over some key details. We're in the middle of a scene basically and then it skips to three days later, which was odd to me. I wish a little more had been explained here.

Besides the key message about environmentalism, there's also a minor subplot about Solimar wanting the kingdom to be more democratic and contain the council of both men and women. It's not much, but at least it's something.
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sweetiegherkin | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 28, 2023 |
*The Robert F Sibert Awards Honor Book*
This is a lovely story about Marian Anderson and the journey it took to get her, an African American Woman, to sing in front of THOUSANDS of people. The book is written so smoothly, much like her voice I imagine. Songs are mixed into the story to help describe her journey facing racism and bigotry in the United States and Europe. It's a beautiful story of how a woman stayed true to herself while wanting to sing with the very best operas. I found it humbling to read the journey and all the hurts she received by being told "no," due to her skin. She arrived back to the US from Europe in 1939 in the midst of a civil rights movement. Elenore Roosevelt was just one who came to her side in protest that she should be able to sing in Constitutional Hall. In the end, after the public marched, wrote to the newspapers, and formed committees to get her to sing she was granted permission to sing on the steps of Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday. She silenced the 75,000 people crowd who came to listen to her. In the end, she was able to fulfil her dream of singing in an opera.… (més)
kristenhauser | Hi ha 101 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2023 |
Counting crayons by twos for evens. Then counting by odd numbers.

Located in math bin
B-Chad | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 1, 2023 |



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