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David Diaz

Biography

David Diaz

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including SMOKEY NIGHT by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; THE WANDERER by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and ME, FRIDA by Amy Novesky, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.

David Diaz

Books by David Diaz

by Gary D. Schmidt and David Diaz - Nonfiction, Picture, Religion & Spirituality

Martín was born into a very poor family and was a servant in the local church. The little boy, however, was gifted; he could perform healing miracles with his hands. Even though he became famous, he was received by the Dominican Order and continued to serve the church, where he was called a saint and the rose of the desert.