Showing 1–7 of 7 titles
Becoming Naomi LeónIn “Becoming Naomi León,” Muñoz Ryan writes convincingly about the love that binds an extended family together. Characters are well-drawn and balanced, relationships are honest, and Naomi's growing awareness of her cultural heritage and sense of self will keep readers engrossed.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2006 (Honor Title)
- Middle, Older
- ISBN: 9780439269698
The Dreamer“The Dreamer” by Pam Muñoz Ryan, author medal winner, masterfully imagines the magic-filled youth of Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Through her skillful use of language inspired by Neruda's work, Muñoz Ryan weaves this stunning tale of a young boy's discovery of self and the development of his ideologies and artistic voice.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2011 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780439269704
EchoThis original fairy tale intertwines with historical fiction to explore music and its power to save, heal, and set free.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
- John Newbery Medal 2016 (Honor Title), Notable Children's Books 2016
- ISBN: 9780439874021
EchoFour narrators tell the stories of characters unexpectedly connected by the magic and music of a harmonica as it winds its way from Germany to the US.
Esperanza RisingPampered thirteen-year-old Esperanza and her mother are forced to flee Mexico following her father's sudden death and his brothers' takeover of their land. In a California migrant-worker camp, they encounter poverty and racism that are mitigated by the support of family and friends. Esperanza's response to the fall from a privileged life into a 1930s, immigrant experience transforms her from a spoiled child into a strong adolescent.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2002 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780439120418
Max loves fútbol, although his hopes of joining a team are replaced by working with his Dad and eventually discovering that his family are secret guardians who take on refugees and deliver them to "Mananaland."
- Fiction, Fantasy
- Notable Children's Books 2021
- ISBN: 9781338157864
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson, The Voice of The CenturyA gloriously designed and thoughtfully researched book, "When Marian Sang," encapsulates the life of famed African-American contralto Marian Anderson. Ryan's vibrant text melds perfectly with Selznick's sepia toned illustrations to portray Anderson's passion for singing and her perseverance in overcoming the barriers to both train and perform because of her race.
- Nonfiction, Arts, Performing Arts
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2003 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780439269674