Elizabeth Borton de Treviño





Elizabeth Borton de Treviño


Born
in Bakersfield, CA, The United States
September 02, 1904

Died
December 02, 2000

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Elizabeth Borton de Treviño 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.

Elizabeth was born in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of attorney Fred Ellsworth Borton and Carrie Louise Christensen. She attended Stanford University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1925 with a bachelor's degree in Latin American history. After finishing college, she moved to Massachusetts to study violin at the Boston Conservatory, and then worked as a reporter. On her marriage to Luis Treviño Arreola y Gómez Sanchez de la Barquera
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Average rating: 3.71 · 6,427 ratings · 363 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
I, Juan de Pareja

3.69 avg rating — 6,125 ratings — published 1965 — 28 editions
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My Heart Lies South: The St...

4.11 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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El Guero: A True Adventure ...

3.65 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Nacar, the White Deer: A St...

4.10 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1963 — 4 editions
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Casilda of the Rising Moon:...

4.29 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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Where the Heart Is: at home...

4.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1962
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Beyond the Gates of Hercule...

4.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1971 — 3 editions
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The Fourth Gift

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Leona, a Love Story

3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1994
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The House On Bitterness Street

3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1970
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More books by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño…
“Art should be truth; and truth, unadorned, unsentimentalized, is beauty.”
Elizabeth Borton de Treviño, I, Juan de Pareja

“He accorded his art the highest respect, that of never taking it for granted. Always, as long as he lived, he tried to learn more, in order to serve it better.”
Elizabeth Borton de Treviño, I, Juan de Pareja

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