Monday, September 17, 2007

Pam Munoz Ryan


If you haven't already read the children's book Esperanza Rising and others by the great Pam Munoz Ryan I would recommend. She came to our school today to do an assembly for the 3-6th graders (her main readership ages), which I was very excited to attend. I had seen her before at the SLC Library at an author's conference a few years ago with my Mom (we also heard and saw and had books signed by Lois Lowry). She puts on a great presentation and at the library "speech" she read from her book Mice and Beans. I often read to the boys her When Marian Sang (which always make me cry), Hola Mar (Hello Ocean) (my attempt at providing my kids with a bilingual education - and totally "pictured" from La Jolla Shores, or at least I imagine. So I casually mentioned that Ryan was at our school (and the reason why I didn't answer my cell phone) to Megan and she freaked that I didn't tell her, since Bailey's favorite author happens to be her. So I let her know she would be at King's English (the greatest bookstore at 15th and 15th) tonight. So I went directly to King's, bought 2 copies Ryan's newest book Paint the Wind, and then met them there tonight. It ended up just being a signing, no presentation or reading, which I was sort of bummed for Bailey, but we got there early enough to ask questions, etc. I felt a little goofy since I was like the only adult without a child getting signage.

5 comments:

sligtingfamily said...

Thanks for the recommendation, I'm always looking for good authors. Now that Isabelle is reading I guess I need to find out more about children's authors.

JoJo &/or Bob said...

I love "Esperanza Rising," but I haven't checked out her other books. I'll have to!

I totally all for adults reading children's lit, because good literature is good literature, no matter your age (so long as you're old enough, etc., etc.). Sorry for the schpeal. The point: don't feel embarrassed for getting your books signed! :)

MarySue said...

I always love a good recommendation for books. You've peaked my interest here. Very good, thanks.

Kristen said...

thanks for adding me to your "good reads" i am in serious need of a good book. i just devoured 1000 white women. i will use your list as a reference! are you coming to book club? i hope so since you haven't made it to ONE yet and we are getting a little offended. jk you can't come to our little retreat if you dont support book club missy!!!

Rachel said...

Great author! I was the only adult at a signing by Ann Brashares of the Sister in Pants series (along with Mom). The giggling teeny-boppers and me! It was silly, but I loved it!