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Carmen Tafolla

Professor Emerita
Bicultural-Bilingual Studies



One of the most anthologized of Latina writers, Dr. Carmen Tafolla has published work for both children and adults in more than two hundred anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks, and readers. Long considered one of the madrinas of Chicana Literature and a master of bilingual code-switching, Tafolla is the author of more than twenty books and the recipient of the Americas Award, two Tomas Rivera Book Awards, the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Best Children’s Picture Book of 2010, and the Art of Peace Award, for writing which furthers peace, justice, and human understanding.

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