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Author highlight: Nancy Maria Grande Tabor

Posted by bububooks on June 26, 2009

 

Cover of We are a Rainbow/Somos un arco iris

Cover of We are a Rainbow/Somos un arco iris

Nancy Maria Grande Tabor writes bilingual Spanish/English books for children.  Some of her titles include Somos un arco iris / We Are a Rainbow and Albertina anda arriba: el abecedario / Albertina Goes Up: An Alphabet Book.  An American, Tabor grew up mostly in Mexico.  She now teaches Kindergarten in northern California.

 

Inside look to A Taste of the Mexican Market/El gusto del mercado mexicano

Inside look to A Taste of the Mexican Market/El gusto del mercado mexicano

Nancy Tabor was one of the first bilingual teachers in her school.  She discovered there existed very few bilingual books to help her teach her class.  Indeed, because the thought of bilingual education was so new, Tabor struggled to find any resources or even support as she developed her teaching program.  One night, Tabor expressed her frustrations to her daughter who replied, “Why don’t you write your own book?”  That same night, Tabor sat down and wrote her own book.  She cut out her art from construction paper.  And an author was born!

 

Tabor went on to write several more books, creating her own beautiful and colorful artwork for each.  A huge fan, bububooks offers all of Tabor’s books.

Inside look to Albertina Goes Up: An Alphabet Book/Albertina anda arriba: el abecedario

Inside look to Albertina Goes Up: An Alphabet Book/Albertina anda arriba: el abecedario

 

 

*The information provided in this blog was gathered from a presentation Tabor gave at the Multicultural Children’s Literature Conference in San Francisco, March 2009.

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