Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recent Features/Tips for Writers.

Dear Writers:

I was recently interviewed by a literary blog called Musings, and featured in Casey McCormick's Literary Rambles. I think that both blogs did a fantastic job of gathering information about my interests, so I am sharing those features with you here, in the hopes that they will help you to put together your queries, and decide whether your project is right for me:

Musings: Q&A with Literary Agent Adriana Dominguez

Agent Spotlight: Adriana Dominguez

I will also be featured in the October issue of Writer's Digest, and in Writer's Guide 2011, so keep an eye out for those as well. I look forward to hearing from you! —Adriana

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Goooooooool! Pelé, King of Soccer/ El rey del fútbol

World Cup fans---share this fabulous book with the little ones in your life about the greatest soccer star of all-time!

Check out this great posting of recommendations for great soccer books on COLORIN COLORADO and LATIN BABY BOOK CLUB--including Monica Brown's Pelé: King of Soccer/El rey del fútbol.


To download a free book activity guide, visit Monica Brown's website at: www.monicabrown.net

Monday, June 14, 2010

Carmen Tafolla & Magaly Morales Win Américas Book Award!

The Americas Award Seal

The Américas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. By combining both and linking the Americas, the award reaches beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural-international boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere. The award is sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).

The award winners and commended titles are selected for their (1) distinctive literary quality; (2) cultural contextualization; (3) exceptional integration of text, illustration and design; and (4) potential for classroom use. The winning book will be honored at a ceremony on October 17, 2009. at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to Carmen and Magaly on another well-deserved award!

2010 Américas Award Winners

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. Knopf, 2009. 318 pgs. ISBN 978-0-375-85838-3.

What Can You Do with a Paleta? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? by Carmen Tafolla, Illustrated by Magaly Morales. Tricycle Press, 2009. 36 pgs. ISBN 978-1-58246-289-9.

Américas Award Commended Titles (Full Circle Literary Titles listed only):

Confetti Girl by Diana López. Little, Brown, 2009. 198 pgs. ISBN 978-0-316-02955-1.

Pelé King of Soccer / Pelé el rey del fútbol by Monica Brown. Illustrated by Rudy Gutiérrez. Rayo, 2009. 36 pgs. ISBN 978-0-06-122779-0.

René has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos by René Colato Lainez. Illustrated by Fabiola Graullera Ramírez. Arte Público, 2009. 32 pgs. ISBN 978-1-55885-530-4.

For a complete list of winners, please visit the Américas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature website at: http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/aa/index.cfm

Sunday, June 13, 2010

International Latino Book Awards Announced

Congratulations to Graciela Limon, Reyna Grande, Carmen Tafolla, and Rene Colato Lainez---our Full Circle Literary authors were given recognition for their writing in the annual awards announced at BookExpo America Convention.

Click here to view the complete list of winners!


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