Angela Burke Kunkel is the author of the forthcoming DIGGING FOR WORDS: JOSÉ ALBERTO GUTIÉRREZ AND THE LIBRARY HE BUILT, illustrated by Paola Escobar and published by Random House/Schwartz and Wade. Angela was inspired to write DIGGING FOR WORDS after seeing a video of José Alberto Gutiérrez's incredible library. A current school librarian and former English Language Arts teacher, she has experience working with all types of readers, from the reluctant to the voracious. A graduate of Simmons College, Angela has taught in alternative and public schools in Massachusetts, as well as at a New Mexico middle school with a nationally-recognized dual education program. She now lives in Vermont, where she lives with her husband and two children. DIGGING FOR WORDS is her first picture book-- look for both English and Spanish editions in September 2020. You can learn more about Angela at www.angelakunkel.com, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @angkunkel.

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