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Call Me Tree / Llámame Árbol

Maya Christina Gonzalez, Maya Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)


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Bilingual English/Spanish. An imaginary tale of self-discovery told by a child who grows, learns about the natural world, embraces others, and is free to become who he or she is meant to be-a child as unique as a tree.

What does it mean to be like a tree?

For one young child, it all begins

as a tiny seed

that is free to grow

and reach out to others

while standing strong and tall-

just like a tree in the natural world.

With this gentle and imaginative story about becoming your fullest self, Maya Christina Gonzalez empowers young readers to dream and reach . . . and to be as free and unique as trees.

Children's Book Press (CA), 9780892392940, 24pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2014

About the Author

Maya Christina Gonzalez is a widely exhibited artist renowned for her vivid imagery of strong women and girls. She has illustrated nearly twenty children's books, and her artwork has appeared on the cover of Contemporary Chicano/a Art. My Colors, My World was the first book Maya both wrote and illustrated. Books that Maya illustrated include Laughing Tomatoes, From the Bellybutton of the Moon, and Angels Ride Bikes. She lives and plays in San Francisco, California.