S. Beth Atkin, a graduate of Barnard College, is a photographer and writer whose editorial and commercial work appears in national publications. To do research for this book she moved from New York City to the Salinas Valley in California, where she attended educational programs and visited the homes and schools of migrant children. She frequently lectures about farmworker issues and about her work, which focuses on children and youth.
Emphasis on Reading Award
Nominated in 1997
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Nominated in 1994