Alma Flor Ada

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Birthday
3, 1938
Birthplace
Cuba
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Cuba

About

Famous for her works of children's literature in both the Spanish and English languages, Ada penned such award-winning books as Under the Royal Palms; The Gold Coin; and Gathering the Sun. She also published a memoir titled Vivir en Dos Idiomas, as well as several novels for adults.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, she received a doctorate from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. In addition, she studied at Harvard University on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Trivia

She taught at both the University of San Francisco and Emory University.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Cuba; she later settled in Northern California with her four children. With her son Gabriel Zubizarreta, she co-wrote the books Love, Amalia and Dancing Home.

Associated With

She translated into Spanish some of the works of fellow young adult author Judy Blume.