Francisco Alarcon

Francisco X. Alarcon is an award-winning poet and educator. His acclaimed first book of poetry for children, Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems, received the National Parenting Publications Gold Medal Award and a Pura Belpre Honor Award from the American Library Association. Considered a leader in the Chicano literary movement, Alarcon was inspired to write poetry by the songs his grandmother used to sing. All of his book present the poems in both Spanish and English. He has recently published his first book of poems for adults, From the Other Side of Night/Del Otro Lado de La Noche: New and Selected Poems. Alarcon directs the Spanish for Native Speakers Program at the University of California, Davis.


Animal Poems of the Iguazu/Animalario del Iguazu Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780892392254
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - July 1st, 2008

Poems to Dream Together: Poemas Para Sonar Juntos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781600606571
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 1st, 2005

From the Other Side of Night/del Otro Lado de la Noche: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780816521807
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Published: University of Arizona Press - February 1st, 2002

Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780892391684
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - August 1st, 2001

Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems: Los angeles andan bicicletas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780892391608
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Published: Children's Book Press - July 1st, 1999