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Elizabeth Borton de Treviño (1904-2000) was the highly acclaimed author of many books for young people. Born in California, it was her move to Mexico in the 1930s that inspired many of her books, including El Güero: A True Adventure Story and Leona: A Love Story. She won the Newbery Medal in 1966 for I, Juan de Pareja.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I, Juan... won the Newbery Medal in 1966. While I'm sure this isn't the only Historical Fiction Book to win the medal, it is the first that I have read. On to the review. Read morePublished 8 months ago by James Sparks
The initial stumbling block with "I, Juan de Pareja" is that a slave and Spanish renaissance painter can have a warm and caring personal relationship. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marco Antonio Abarca
I first read this book when I was in an accelerated reading program in the 3rd Grade. It put me on a trajectory of thoughtful insight, understanding the value of mixing of fact and... Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by Mike
I totally see why this won the Newbery. From page one I was enchanted. It had a calming feel to the read. Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by Jinky is Reading
I purchased this book with the understanding the jacket cover presented on the website would accompany the book. Not so! Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by SCT Boyland
Set in seventeenth century Spain, this historical fiction book is based on the real lives of Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez, one of the greatest Spanish painters of his day,... Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Wayne S. Walker