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Juana Martinez-Neal

Author of Alma and How She Got Her Name

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Works by Juana Martinez-Neal

Alma and How She Got Her Name (0004) 1,145 copies, 80 reviews
Zonia's Rain Forest (2021) 151 copies, 5 reviews
Swashby and the Sea (2020) — Illustrator — 112 copies, 4 reviews
Alma, Head to Toe / Alma, de pies a cabeza (2023) 10 copies, 1 review

Associated Works

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story (2019) — Illustrator — 1,039 copies, 84 reviews
La Princesa and the Pea (2017) — Illustrator — 404 copies, 41 reviews
La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niños (2016) — Illustrator — 78 copies, 4 reviews
Babymoon (2019) — Illustrator — 49 copies, 14 reviews
The Messy One (2011) — Illustrator — 15 copies

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Juana Martinez-Neal visited the Carle to introduce her new board books featuring Alma. In these sweetly pink-toned books, Alma identifies her body parts and her family (including Pajarito).
 
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JennyArch | May 21, 2024 |
Zonia, an Indigenous Asháninka girl who lives in the Peruvian Amazon, goes about her day in the rain forest, following a blue morpho butterfly and encountering many other animals as well, from a two-toed sloth to a coati to a pink Amazon river dolphin. On her way home, though, she encounters an area of the forest that has been cut down. She tells her mother, "The forest needs help!" and promises to answer the call.

Back matter includes more information about the Asháninka people, facts about the Amazon, threats to the Amazon, and a visual list of "Zonia's Friends" (all the animals and plants she encountered), as well as selected sources and resources.

See also: We Are Water Protectors
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JennyArch | 4 other reviews | Apr 7, 2024 |
From Kirkus: "A celebration of identity, family and belonging."
 
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BackstoryBooks | 79 other reviews | Apr 3, 2024 |
1.I read this book in Spanish and it would be a great book for beginning Spanish speakers as well as early elementary students.
2.This book goes through the stidry of a girl named Zonia who lives near the Amazon rainforest. She loves playing with the animals and making friends with them. However, on the way home one day she sees deforestation happening and she gets mad and upset and tells her mom about it. Then at the end of the book there is a message saying we need to same the forests.
3.This book is a good book and I would recommend this to be in the classroom. One of the only things I didn't really like about the book is the color scheme of the illustrations and how they seemed to be quite muted and darker colors. But other than that the book was great.… (more)
 
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Jennamh8 | 4 other reviews | Mar 19, 2024 |

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ISBNs
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