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Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California and now lives with her family near San Diego. She has written over 40 books for children and young adults, including the acclaimed Riding Freedom and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, an ALA Notable Children's Book. She is a recipient of the National Education Association's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the Ludington Award.