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My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundo Hardcover – July 16, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 560L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Children's Book Press; Bilingual edition (July 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892392215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892392216
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,084,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a young person, Maya Christina Gonzalez grew up under the hot pink sunsets of the Mojave Desert. It was in the brilliant hot pinks of the sunset that she finally found her reflection in her environment. At a very young age Maya understood the importance of seeing one's self reflected in one's world. When working with children, she often recalls her favorite page of any book as a child: those empty pages at the back. It was there that she used to draw in her round, Chicana face!

She has now created art for upwards of 20 award-winning, multicultural children's books. The first book she ever wrote, My Colors, My World was given the Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Award.

What reviews are saying:

Animals of the Iquazu by Francisco Alarcon and illustrated by Maya

"The simple words--often playfully integrated into the illustrations as shaped poems--stress the natural balance of the Iguazú... The multimedia illustrations feature lush, glowing paints that depict the animals (including humans) set against a backdrop of cut-paper strips that comprise the rainforest's verdant growth. Stunning." --Kirkus Starred Review

My Colors, My World by Maya

"The exaggerated facial features of both Maya and her feathered friend capture the contentment they find through enjoying the beauty of their world . . . Recommended for public libraries and bookstores." --Criticas Magazine

I Know the River Loves Me by Maya

"The author's love and respect for the natural beauty and rhythm of the river and how it sustains her through quiet and vibrant moods is vividly portrayed in both her words and paintings. . . Inspiring and peacefully thought-provoking." --Kirkus Reviews

Nana's Big Surprise by Amada Irma Perez and illustrated by Maya

"...fantastically engaging... a treasure hunt for found objects... a wonderful book about the love and support of a family. " --ForeWord

Maya currently plays and plays in San Francisco. She wants to share the important lessons she has learned from her only and deeply loved teacher Creativity. In this spirit she has created a small press to share her lessons to support educators, fellow artists and especially children.

She loves to share her 3 rules:

1. Everyone is an artist.

2. There is never a right or a wrong way to make art.

3. Art is always an act of courage.

To learn more about her curriculum, philosophies and much more...please feel free to visit her here: www.reflectionpress.com

To see prints from her children's books...please visit her here:
mayachristinaprints.etsy.com

And to see more about her fine art and her work in the Contemporary Chicano/a Art Movement...feel free to go here: www.mayagonzalez.com

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By Vandella on January 17, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Mis Colores, Mi Mundo por Maya Christina Gonzalez is a delightful bi-lingual picture book. The artwork is so bold and engaging. Readers learn in Spanish and English the many colors of Maya’s world. Maya is Hispanic (Spanish-speaking) and her home is in a desert that is full of color, nature, flowers and friends for her eyes to see. The reader is introduced to nine of Maya’s favorite colors and how they play an important role in the world. I recommend this to Spanish readers and those learning Spanish. A winner of the Pura Belpre Book Award, this is a great book that’s fun to read.
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The very first children's book that artist Maya Christina Gonzalez has written as well as illustrated, My Colors, My World / Mis Colores, Mi Mundo is a bilingual English/Spanish picturebook about a girl who lives in the desert, and her search to discover colors of every hue. "Of all the colors I find, I like hot pink the best. It's the color of the desert sunset." The gently stylized illustrations make superb use of color to blend perfectly with the rhythmic text. Recommended for bilingual library and personal picturebook collections.
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This charming title is my new favorite Latino children's picturebook. Vibrant, expressive illustrations and bilingual text introduce young children to colors in both Spanish and English while encouraging children to see the beauty in the world around them. The author/illustrator never saw herself in her picturebooks as a child and has now created one that positively represents Latino children! Fantastic!
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