extras

Pegonka and Laura with a ceiba tree in the Huaorani territory of the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador

Pegonka and Laura with a ceiba tree in the Huaorani territory of the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador

adventures in research

Read about my travel adventures, fun research, collaborations, and creative endeavors on my blog. Click on the area you're interested in to read my most recent blog post with that label. Then keep clicking on "older posts" for more posts with that label. Enjoy!

The melanger (blending) stage of making bean-to-bar chocolate. I took this photo on a research tour of Nuance Chocolate's little factory in Old Town, Fort Collins.

The melanger (blending) stage of making bean-to-bar chocolate. I took this photo on a research tour of Nuance Chocolate's little factory in Old Town, Fort Collins.

resources for educators & book clubs

Teachers have been giving me great feedback about using my books for English, Reading, ELA, Spanish, and Social Studies classes in upper elementary through high school. My books have also been successful with inter-generational literacy programs; book clubs for adults, teens, kids, and mothers/daughters; and adult ESL classes. Here are links to resources, discussion guides, and activity ideas to use with my books.

resources for all laura's books

resources for star in the forest

resources for what the moon saw

resources for estrella en el bosque

  • Read a blog post about Gloria's and Laura's process of translation here.
  • Read a blog post about their release party here.
  • Read Gloria's blog here.