Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Pelé King of Soccer/ Pelé el rey del fútbol

By Monica Brown
Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? Turn the pages of this book to read the true life story of Pelé, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutiérrez's dynamic illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown's story of this remarkable sports hero truly come alive!

¿Sabes cómo un niño brasileño pobre que amaba el fútbol más que nada en el mundo se convirtió en la estrella más importante del deporte? Lee este relato y entérate de la historia de Pelé, El rey del fútbol; el primer hombre en la historia del deporte capaz de marcar mil goles y convertirse en una leyenda viva. Las dinámicas ilustraciones de Rudy Gutiérrez destacan vívidamente los momentos recreados por la escritora premiada Mónica Brown en este extraordinario libro.

About the Author

Award-winning author Monica Brown is a super soccer fan whose junior high school coach once nicknamed her Bigfoot! She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and two soccer-playing daughters.

La autora premiada Monica Brown es una súper fanática del fútbol, cuyo entrenador de la escuela secundaria le dio el apodo "¡Piegrande!". Ella vive en Flagstaff, Arizona con su marido y sus dos hijas, que también juegan al fútbol.

Criticas Magazine interviewed Monica

Monica Brown—The Bilingual Biographer
by Adriana Domínguez -- Críticas, 12/15/2008

Since winning the America’s Award for Children’s Literature in 2004 for My name is Celia/Me llamo Celia (Luna Rising, 2004)—her bilingual biography of singing legend Celia Cruz—Monica Brown has quickly become the children’s bilingual biographer of choice.

Read the complete interview at

Writing from the Root:
An Exploration of Contemplative Writing

with Alicia Vogl Saenz & Debra Dysart

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles
963 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

January 28, February 4, February 11 /7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Donation: $40 for the series or $15 per class

“First thought, best thought” springs from a clear, processed mind. When “first thought” comes from discursive thought, then it is just confused. Arising from the ground of meditation, “first thought” is clear mind and open sky. The writing emerges from the spaciousness of the present moment.

This class will explore the connection between meditation practice and writing. Each class will intersperse meditation or contemplation with playful and exploratory writing exercises. No previous writing or meditation experience is necessary. Meditation instruction will be given.

Alicia Vogl Sáenz is a student and practitioner of Shambhala Buddhism. Her poetry has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies and she is the author of a chapbook. Alicia was in residence at Hedgebrook in 2002 and is a member of Macondo, a writing community founded by Sandra Cisneros. She is currently on staff in the Education Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she programs for families and teens.

Debra Dysart fortuitously stumbled onto the path of Shambhala Buddhism 12 years ago and has been engaged in study and practice ever since. She is a graduate of Shambhala Training, Sacred Path, and Shambhala Art and has attended Warrior Assembly and Sutrayana Seminary. Her livelihood is in nonprofit development for the arts where she works every day at practicing meditation in action.

For more information or to register:

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Children’s Picture Book
Red Truck (Viking Children’s Books) — Kersten Hamilton

Children’s Activity Book
New Mexico A to Z (Enchantment Lane Publications) — Jill Lane
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Juvenile Book
From Slave to Superstar of the Wild West (Legends of the West Publishing) — Tom DeMund

Young Adult Book
Lawn Boy (Random House) — Gary Paulsen

Chaco Astronomy (Ocean Tree Books) — Anna Sofaer

Anthology Book
Peace Beyond All Fear: A Tribute to John Denver’s Vision (Petals & Pages Press) — Hank Bruce

Arts Book
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Into the Devils Den (Ballantine Books) — Dave Hall & Tim Burkey

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The Keyword Tutorial Ebook (Feathered Soul Press) — Hope Kiah

Cuisines of the Southwest (Golden West Publishers) — Dave DeWitt
Red or Green (Clearlight Publishers) — Clyde Casey

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Dying: A Natural Passage (Three Whales Publishers) — Denys Cope

Travel Book
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Patterns of Exchange (University of Oklahoma Press) — Teresa Wilkins

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New Mexico: Biographical Dictionary Vol. II (Rio Grande Books) — Don Bullis

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Arizona War (La Frontera Publishing) — Melody Groves
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