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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Claudia Guadalupe Martinez  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1978


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E-Mail: -- cmartinez50@hotmail.com


Illinois Connection

Martinez has lived in Chicago since 2002.

Biographical and Professional Information

Claudia Guadalupe Martinez grew up in El Paso, Texas where she learned that letters form words from reading the subtitles of old westerns for her father. She now lives in Chicago where she works for a non-profit whose mission it is to improve the educational experiences of public school children.


Awards

'The Smell of Old Lady Perfume ' Summer Must Read List, Hispanic Magazine, 2008 Best Middle Grade Book of the Year, Latinidad’s, 2008 Best of the Best List, Chicago Public Library, 2008 Southwest Books of the Year List, Pima County Library, 2008 ALAN’s Picks List, 2008 Best Young Adult Book Award, Texas Institute of Letters, 2008 Winner, Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2009 Américas Award Commended Title, 2009 YA Top Forty List, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, 2009 Teaching Tolerance List, Southern Poverty Law Center, 2009 Recommended Reading List, Florida Department of Education, 2009-15 Battle of the Books Official Title, Chicago Public Schools, 2010 'Pig Park ' Battle of the Books Official Title List (Grade 7-8), Chicago Public Schools, 2014 ALAN’s Picks List, 2014 Young Adult Book Award, Texas Institute of Letters Best, 2015 Best YA Fiction Award, NAACS Tejas Foco, 2015 Books for Kids Interested in Engineering List, Chicago Public Library, 2015 Recommended HS Reading List, Chicago Public Schools, 2015 Recommended Summer Reading List, We’re the People Starred Review, VOYA magazine ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Please contact Martinez directly. She is represented by Adriana Dominguez of [http://www.fullcircleliterary.com/ Full Circle Literary].

Selected Titles At Your Library

NOT A BEAN.
ISBN: 1580898157. OCLC Number: 1085591155

CHARLESBRIDGE PUBLISHING,. .

Pig Park
ISBN: 9781935955788. OCLC Number: 862149102

. .

Seventeen-year-old Masi Burciaga's barrio becomes more like a ghost town every day, but when she and other youths are recruited to erect a giant pyramid in hopes of attracting tourists, she wonders about the entrepreneur behind the scheme--and his attractive son.

The smell of old lady perfume
ISBN: 9781935955160. OCLC Number: 953824130

. .

When sixth-grader Chela Gonzalez's father has a stroke and her grandmother moves in to help take care of the family, her world is turned upside down.

The smell of old lady perfume /
ISBN: 1933693185. OCLC Number: 181368664

Cinco Puntos Press,. .

When sixth-grader Chela Gonzalez's father has a stroke and her grandmother moves in to help take care of the family, her world is turned upside down.