Pam Muñoz Ryan Speaks Out in Support of School Libraries


Our Authors, Our Advocates,” ALA Past President Roberta Stevens’ library advocacy initiative, features  well-known and passionate authors speaking out about the value of and importance of libraries.

Pam Muñoz Ryan participated in the project by taping this video public service announcement in support of school libraries.

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the author of over thirty books for young people that include picture books for the very young, such as Tony Baloney, Mud is Cake and Mice and BeansHer books for young adults include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a RideWhen Marian Sang, Esperanza Rising and The Dreamer, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award in 2011. 

In addition to the Pura Belpré Medal, her books have garnered many awards, including the Jane Addams Peace Award, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, the Americas Award Honor, the ALA Schneider Family Award, the Tomás Rivera Award, the Siebert Honor.  Pam Muñoz Ryan is also the Author Recipient of the National Education Association's Human and Civil Rights Award. She is twice the recipient of the Willa Cather Literary Award for Writing. and the Orbis Pictus Award.

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