I Love Libraries
Pam Muñoz Ryan
“I think the most inspiring thing to me about libraries is that they serve all people." – Pam Muñoz Ryan
Pam Muñoz Ryan is the 2007 Author Recipient of the National Education Association's Human and Civil Rights Award. She has written over thirty books for young people that include picture books for the very young, such as Mud is Cake and Mice and Beans; picture books for older readers, which include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, The Dreamer, Nacho and Lolita, and When Marian Sang; and the middle grade and young adult novels Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi León, and most recently, Paint the Wind, which has already been nominated for several state young reader awards. She is twice the recipient of the Willa Cather Literary Award for Writing. Her books have garnered many awards, which include the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Peace Award, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, the Americas Award Honor, the ALA Schneider Family Award, the Tomás Rivera Award, the Siebert Honor and the Orbis Pictus Award.
Born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, she received her bachelor's and master's degrees at San Diego State University and now lives in north San Diego County with her husband and four children.
For more information, visit www.pammunozryan.com.
Special thanks to:
Salt Lake County Library Services, Herriman Library , Herriman, Utah.
EDA Architects, Inc.
Photo: Paul Richer