Pam Muñoz Ryan


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in Bakersfield, California, The United States
December 25, 1951

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Pam Muñoz Ryan is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, ECHO, a 2016 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She has written over forty books for young people—picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels. She the author recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Willa Cather Award, the Pura Belpré medal, the PEN USA award, and many others. Her novels include Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi León, Paint the Wind, The Dreamer, and Echo. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, holds a bachelor's and master's degree from San Diego State University and lives in north San Diego county with her family.

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Esperanza Rising

3.96 avg rating — 62,721 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Echo

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Becoming Naomi León

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Riding Freedom

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The Dreamer

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Paint the Wind

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“We are like the phoenix," said Abuelita. "Rising again, with a new life ahead of us.”
Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising

“The needle rocked awkwardly and at the end of her beginning rows, Isabel held up her work to show Esperanza. "Mine is all crooked!"

Esperanza smiled and reached over and gently pulled the yarn, unraveling the uneven stitches. Then she looked into Isabel's trusting eyes and said, "Do not ever be afraid to start over.”
Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising

“You never have to get over it you just have to get on with it.”
Pam Muñoz Ryan, Paint the Wind

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