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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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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 Full.

    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.