A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.
Pam Muñoz Ryan is the NEA’s Author recipient of the Civil and Human Rights Award, and the 2010 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award. She has written over thirty books for young people, which range from picture books for the very young to young adult novels, including: Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi León, Riding Freedom, Paint The Wind, and her new release, The Dreamer which has been awarded the Boston-Horn Book Honor. Her books have garnered many accolades including the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Peace Award, the Americas Award Honor, the American Library Association Schneider Award, the Tomás River Award, the Siebert Honor and the Orbis Pictus Award. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at San Diego State University, and now lives in North San Diego County.