Author Archives: dianajnoble

ETF Makes the Houston School District’s “Name That Book” List

Proud that Evangelina Takes Flight made the Houston School District’s Name That Book List for 2018/19. See the full list HERE. There could not be a better time for young adults to read Evangelina Takes Flight to understand the history of … Continue reading

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Infinite Terrifying Unknown – An Ode to the Immigrant Children

On this Father’s Day weekend, I remember there was no greater feeling of safety and love and possibility than when I was with my Dad. I can only imagine how immigrant children today must feel at the border of the promise-land, … Continue reading

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Evangelina Takes Flight Receives the 2018 Skipping Stones Multicultural Book Award

          The dream continues… thank you to the team at Skipping Stones International Multicultural Magazine for this honor. The book review is not available yet, but when it is, I’ll post it here. Check out Skipping … Continue reading

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Proud Texas Daughters

Posting this a second time, since the photos came out all wonky (HUGE) on the last post. Joining me in the photo are Valarie Riefenstahl (daughter of June Franklin Naylor, sponsor of the award I received), Susan Riedesel and President … Continue reading

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Amazing Brighton School 7th Graders

I was fortunate to speak to Brighton School 7th graders who read or are reading Evangelina Takes Flight. I shared a bit about my beautiful Mexican-American family and the connections to Evangelina’s story as well as the trials, tribulations and deep personal rewards … Continue reading

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Interview for PhD Student’s Doctoral Dissertation

Thanks to Annette Zapata for interviewing me as part of her doctoral dissertation on Latino Portrayals in Young Adult Historical Fiction. It’s a good representation of my motivations for writing the book and what I hope readers get out of it. … Continue reading

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SCBWI Inside Story on May 6 @ the Bellevue Library

Happy to have been chosen for this event. I look forward to meeting fellow SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) authors and book-lovers alike. I’ll have 2 minutes to present Evangelina’s story, and as anyone who knows me … Continue reading

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