Enchanting Children's Literature of the Southwest
The Southwest Children's Literature Web Site, A Dynamic Resource for Teachers and Students

Presentation for the Southwest Regional Conference of the International Reading Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico - February 2006

Monica Brown, Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University, and Children's Book Author
Lisa Bear Goldman, Children's Book Author
Judi Moreillon, Clinical Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University, and Children's Book Author
Jennifer Ward, Children's Book Author

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The people, plants and places of the Southwest provide a backdrop for exploring language and learning. Children's book authors will captivate you with titles from The Southwest Children's Literature Web Site. Come explore the wealth of resources available to students and to teachers on this teacher-created Web site. This growing resource includes book reviews, student work, lesson plans, and author/illustrator interviews.

To spotlight the work of children's book authors who live in the Southwest and/or write about the region
To share the resources available to teachers and students on this Web site

Featured Book Reviews, Children's Voices, and Lesson Plans:

Counting Arizona’s Treasures
Feature: Picture books for all ages

The Fire Stealers
Feature: Lesson Plans

The Magic Hummingbird
Feature: Examples of Student Artwork

The New Engine/La magina nueva
Feature: Bilingual books

Jennifer Ward:

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro

Way Out in the Desert

Lisa Bear Goldman:

Amadito and Spider Woman

Judi Moreillon:

Sing Down the Rain

Monica Brown:

My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/Me llamo Celia: la vida de Celia Cruz

My Name Is Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral/Me llamo Gabriela: la vida de Gabriela Mistral

Updated: 1 February 2006