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: 3.76 · 8,382 ratings · 521 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
I, Juan de Pareja

3.74 avg rating — 7,892 ratings — published 1965 — 36 editions
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My Heart Lies South: The St...

4.16 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 1953 — 4 editions
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El Guero: A True Adventure ...

3.60 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Casilda of the Rising Moon

3.96 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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Nacar: The White Deer

3.85 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1963 — 4 editions
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Where the Heart Is: at home...

4.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1962
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Leona, a Love Story

3.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1994
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Beyond the Gates of Hercule...

4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1971 — 3 editions
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The Fourth Gift

3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1966
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Juarez, Man of Law

4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1974
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More books by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño…
“Art should be truth; and truth, unadorned, unsentimentalized, is beauty.”
Elizabeth Borton De Trevino, 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 Trevino, I, Juan de Pareja

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