About the Author flash object

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"Como las hojas de mi
patio al caer
la tarde,
se fueron volando lejos
nuestros sueños,
ya cansados,
ya viejos..."
leaf image —Adalucía


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greenleaf Adalucía Quan is the author and illustrator of The Magic of Clay, a very popular ceramic book for readers of all ages. Her second title La chica de Mendiburo is the winner of the 2007 International Latino Book Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction Book in Spanish. She is also the author of The Song of the Coconut, winner of the 2009 International Latino Book Awards for Best Educational Children's Book in English. Adalucía's latest titles are Jesus' Birthday Gift (2012) and Micaela: Despertar en poesía/Waking Up to Poetry, winner of 7 awards at the 2013 International Latino Book awards. Adalucía is a ceramic artist and graphic designer. Born in Miraflores, a beautiful neighborhood in Lima, Peru, she came to the US fresh out of high school to pursue a college education. Adalucía holds a BS in Art and Modern Languages Education from Florida International University, Miami, Florida and a MA in Art Education from The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Adalucía is a great storyteller and teacher. Her ceramic pieces tell many personal stories and her poems are inscribed on her pots and sculptures. Adalucía manages to balance her family life with her busy schedule by designating different days of the week to each activity. Currently, she teaches Spanish in Santa Fe, NM. She is available for workshops, talks, readings/signings and school visits.

Contact: Cholita Prints & Publishing Co. Tel:(505) 982-5473




Click to view Adalucía's illustrations at age 12.