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Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

Elizabeth Borton de Treviño (1904-2000) was the highly acclaimed author of many books for young people. Born in California, it was her move to Mexico in the 1930s that inspired many of her books, including El Güero: A True Adventure Story and Leona: A Love Story. She won the Newbery Medal in 1966 for I, Juan de Pareja.

Newbery Medal Winner

I, Juan de Pareja

Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Square Fish
Square Fish

The story of a great painter and the slave he helped to become an artist.

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Yo, Juan de Pareja

Elizabeth Borton De Treviño; Translated by Enrique T. Borton
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"An excellent novel, written in the form of an autobiography, about the painter Vel†zquez and his Negro slave and assistant, Juan de Pareja...[who] was legally prohibited from painting because he was a slave." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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