Spanish Books Written By Spanish Speakers
Raz-Plus Español is equipped with hundreds of Spanish resources, including authentic texts and transadapted resources, providing content that is both relevant and enticing. Written by native authors, each book is conceived, written, and edited with great rigor, with the desire to faithfully depict the cultural and linguistic foundations of each story. In creating Raz-Plus Español, our goal is to remain culturally engaging and relevant in Spanish dual-language classrooms in the United States, as well as primary classrooms in Latin America and Spain.
A Team Inspired to Create Change
We work to achieve authenticity by establishing a relationship between editor and writer that often includes ongoing collaboration. The writing of our established authors along with the guidance of our editors produce a high-quality educational product. Outside of this collaboration, the authors behind Raz-Plus Español are fueled by a passion for culture, writing, and education.
Watch Video Interviews With Some of the Authors Behind Raz-Plus Español
Learning A-Z asked the Spanish-speaking authors of our authentic Spanish books to talk about their work. The video interviews give teachers, students, and their families an opportunity to understand the creativity, inspiration, and passion these authors have brought to writing children’s books in Spanish. We hope watching these videos will help instill a love of reading and inspire students to explore the joy of expression through writing.
Biographies and Video Interviews With the Authors
Claudia Arroyave (Koleia Bungard)
Claudia Arroyave (Koleia Bungard) is a Colombian writer and editor. She was born in the Andes mountains and now resides in the Sonoran Desert, in the city of Tucson, Arizona, in the United States. She studied journalism at the Universidad de Antioquia and finished her master’s degree in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. She is the author of the books "Mientras Dios descansa" (Cuentos, Editorial Eafit, 2005), "El pueblo de las tres efes" (Crónicas, Hombre Nuevo Editores, 2008) and "La ruta del tren dormido" (Crónica de viaje, Sílaba Editores, 2020). She is an author and editor for the Authentic Spanish book collection for
She is the author of the following books on the Raz-Plus Learning A-Z website:
- "Los números", Level A, the complete series
- "Vivimos en Colombia", Levels J, M and P, a multilevel book from the series La vida en Latinoamérica y España
- "Lionel Messi, El astro argentino", Levels P, S and V, a multilevel book from the series Biografías
- "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz", Levels Q, T and W, a multilevel book from the series Biografías
- "El sueño del colibrí", Levels L, O and R, a multilevel book from the series Leyendas y mitos
Tanya Torres is a Puerto Rican artist and writer who lives and works in New York City. She graduated from The City College of New York, C.U.N.Y, with a BA in Arts Education and an MA in Printmaking and Painting. Her work has been presented at the United Nations, the Library of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, the Museum of the Dominican Family of the 19th Century in the Dominican Republic, the Porta Coeli Museum in Puerto Rico, the Prague Convention Center, and the Bronx Music Heritage Center, among other cultural and educational institutions. Her artistic and written work celebrates life, creativity, and nature. Its mission is to foster in people a sense of peace, love and joy through art and writing.
She is the author of the following books on the Raz-Plus Learning A-Z site:
- "El plumaje del múcaro", Levels K, N y Q, a multilevel book from the series Leyendas y mitos
Jorge Martínez Mejía
Jorge Martínez Mejía is a poet, novelist, essayist, and specialist in children’s literature. He studied at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH). He currently directs the Colectivo de Letras Hondureñas (CLEH) and JK Editors. His narrative work shows a great interest in Honduran urban expressions. His poetry is a chronicle of our days in an environment marked by the social abnormalities of his own individual daily life and his urban experience. His works include: "Papiro" (2004), "Las causas perdidas" (2010), in poetry; and, "Esto es la mara, jomitos" (2011), "Los poetas del Grado Cero" (2017), in fiction. He is the author of several books for children: "Vivimos en Honduras," "Los héroes gemelos," "Las ruinas de Copán," "Jorgito y sus abuelos," "La nube blanca," "Gordito infladito," and "La hormiguita negra," among others.
He is the author of the following books on the Raz-Plus Learning A-Z site:
- "Vivimos en Honduras", Levels J, M and P, a multilevel book from the series La vida en Latinoamérica y España
- "Los héroes gemelos", Levels P, S and V, a multilevel book from the series Leyendas y mitos
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