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Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez
Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez is the author numerous bestselling and award-winning novels including How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies, collections of poems, and works of nonfiction as well as picture books.

She has won the Pura Belpré Award, the Américas Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature, and the National Medal of Arts.

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Julia Alvarez

Already a Butterfly

Julia Alvarez; illustrations by Raúl Colón
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Already a Butterfly is a gentle picture book tale about self-soothing practices and self-confidence beliefs.

With so much to do in so little time, Mari is constantly...

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