Campoy F. Isabel

F-Isabel-CampoyF. ISABEL CAMPOY could be described in her own words as a venturous, adventurous, multilingual, mestiza, multicultural, author. She is the author of over one hundred titles in Spanish and English, including children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, stories, biographies, and art, as well as books for educators in the areas of Transformative Education, Second Language Acquisition and Authentic Writing. Her work aims at providing children keys to interpret the world in a fun, challenging, and affirmative way. As a researcher she has also published extensively bringing to the curriculum an awareness of the richness of the Hispanic culture. Her educational specializations are in the area of literacy and home school interaction, topics on which she lecturers nationally and internationally. CABE (The American Association for Bilingual Education) has established in her name an endowment to provide scholarships for future teachers. Among numerous awards she has been recognized with the Laureate Award from the San Francisco Public Library; the 2005 Reading the World Award from the University of San Francisco, and the ALA Notable Book Award; six of her books are Junior Library Guild Selections. She has received the International Latino Children’s Book award for Yes! We Are Latinos co-authored with Alma Flor Ada. She is a Contributing Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language as well as several organizations for the advancement of multicultural awareness and world peace. She obtained her degree in Philology from University Complutense of Madrid. For her post graduate work she was a Ford Scholar at Reading University in England, and a Fulbright Scholar at UCLA. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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