An award-winning biography about the inspiring life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
From a very young age, Juana Inés loved words. When she was three years old, she followed her sister to school and begged the teacher to let her stay so she could learn how to read. Juana enjoyed poring over books and was soon making up her own stories, songs, and poems.
Juana wanted to become a scholar, but career options for women were limited at this time. She decided to become a nun--Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz--in order to spend her life in solitude reading and writing. Though she died in 1695, Sor Juana Inés is still considered one of the most brilliant writers in Mexico's history: her poetry is recited by schoolchildren throughout Mexico and is studied at schools and universities around the world.
The recipient of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, A Library for Juana celebrates Juana Inés's incredible thirst for knowledge, and is lovingly written by renowned children's book author Pat Mora and gorgeously illustrated by Beatriz Vidal.
Author: Pat Mora
Publisher: Children's Book Press (CA)
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.70h x 7.80w x 0.20d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 3.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 66424 / Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Ines
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2019 pg. 130
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author
PAT MORA, poet and author, has written more than thirty children's books, including Bookjoy, Wordjoy and Gracias Thanks from Lee & Low Books. She is a popular national speaker and the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). Mora's books have won numerous awards and honors, and she is a recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award and presented the ALA's 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture. Mora lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her website is patmora.com. BEATRIZ VIDAL is an award-winning painter and illustrator, whose titles include Marti's Song for Freedom/Marti y sus versos por la libertad from Lee & Low Books. Her artwork has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world, including the International Exhibition of Illustrations for Children in Italy and the Society of Illustrators in New York. Vidal divides her time between New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina. You can visit her online at beatrizvidal.com.