AnnMarie Hurtado

AnnMarie Hurtado has worked in schools and libraries for more than eight years and for five years has been a librarian in the Youth Services Department of the Pasadena (California) Public Library. There she created a bilingual yearlong reading program called Lucha Libros for elementary school students and facilitated a mother–daughter book club, a series of hands-on science workshops, and two monthly creative writing workshops, each tailored to different age groups—one is for tweens 9 to 12 years old, and the other is for kids 5 to 8 years old who are still developing their basic writing skills. It is Hurtado’s experience with the latter group that inspired her to write this book.

36 Workshops to Get Kids Writing: From Aliens to Zebras