Alma Flor Ada reflects on the concept of "borders" during an authors' panel at Crossing Borders through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories.
About the author: Alma Flor Ada was taught to read before she was three by her grandmother, who wrote the names of plants and flowers on the earth with a stick. She has recorded stories of her childhood in Cuba and tales she heard from her family in Under the Royal Palms (winner of the Pura Belpré Medal) and Where the Flame Trees Bloom. Among her more than 200 books for children (many in both Spanish and English) are: The Gold Coin; Gathering the Sun; and My Name is Maria Isabel. Alma Flor Ada is Professor Emerita at the University of San Francisco where she directed the Center for Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults. She is also the author of A Magical Encounter: Latino Children's Literature in the Classroom.
April 7, 2011