Pam Munoz Ryan
Pam grew up in Bakersfield up until the time she went to San Diego State. She currently lives in the San Diego area, although she still has a large contingency of familly in Kern County. Pam is one of the nation's top children and young adult authors, winning some of the most prestegious awards in children's literature. Click on her website link below for details.
Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller
This impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller follows three children, in three different times and places, whose lives mysteriously intersect.
Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a p
Pura Belpré Award Winner
A tender, transcendent, and meticulously crafted novel from Newbery Honoree, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and three-time Caldecott Honoree, Peter Sís!
From the time he is a young boy, Neftalí hears the call of a mysterious voice.
A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey. This riveting story from Newbery honoree and New York Times bestseller Pam Muñoz Ryan is perfect for fans of Marguerite Henry, Sara Pennypacker, and Rosanne Parry.
Maya lives like a captive.
At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories.
BAKERSFIELD BESTSELLER at Russo's Books (2004-2006) Bakersfield's all-time bestselling and most honored children's author scores another winner with Esperanza Rising. Selected as the Winter '03-'04 One Book One Bakersfield Junior Title, this is the story of Esperanza, a young Mexican native of privilage, who after tragedy hits must immigrate to America. Set during the Great Depression, Esperanza's world changes overnight when she goes to work in the labor camps as an outsider in a new land. With hope and determination, however, Esperanza is determined to discover the American Dream. A multi-award winning book is ideal for 4th-6th graders, and is loosely based on the author's own grandmother's trek from Mexico to Kern County.
From Newbery Honoree and New York Times bestseller Pam Muñoz Ryan comes a gripping story about familial love, loyalty, and identity.
A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the l
A harmonious introduction to one of our country's most important singers and role models--as envisioned by Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of 75,000 people in pre-Civil Rights America.
An extraordinary picture book from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick about two heroines, national treasures, and close friends, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt!Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were they two of the most admired and respected women of all time, they were also good friends.
Dive into this playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses.
This spirited tribute to Old Glory will inspire readers, young and old, to take a new look at the greatest emblem of the United States of America. With patriotic verse and historical facts, THE FLAG WE LOVE explores how our flag has become an enduring part of our nation's proud history and heritage.
A Mexican "Grapes of Wrath," based on a family story, from the award-winning author of Riding Freedom.Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como su mamá.
Rosa Maria lives in a small house with a small yard. But she has a big heart, a big family, and more than anything she loves to cook big meals for them.
People have been gobbling up yummy, nutritious raisins for centuries. Ancient Greeks and Romans awarded them at sporting events and astronauts have taken raisins into space. Find out how grapes become raisins, who introduced the seedless grape, and the many uses for raisins.