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Hi! Deb Gonzales here.

I create quality, affordable, project-specific, supplemental materials connecting people with literature. As an educator and fellow author, I am skilled in navigating the needs of the educational and literary worlds.

The intent of this website is to showcase the incredible projects I've been privileged to participate in. Please contact me if you have any questions or desire to discuss a project you'd like to partner with. 

My debut picture book Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records (Charlesbridge, 2019) is the tenacious history of the female athlete from the first Olympic Games to present day, including the passage of Title IX.

Stop by Deb's Author Website

Stop by Deb's Author Website

Podcast coming soon!

Podcast coming soon!

A Kiss Means I Love You

A Kiss Means I Love You

Guides by Deb – Keeping your books in the hearts of young readers and in the hands of those who care for them.

The guide linked below was created by Debbie Gonzales, MFA. Deb is a career educator, curriculum consultant, former school administrator and adjunct professor, and once served as a SCBWI RA for the Austin Chapter. She's the author of six “transitional” readers for a New Zealand publisher and the forthcoming non-fiction picture book Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records (Charlesbridge, 2019). Deb earned her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Are you interested in discussing a reader’s guide project? If so, click here. Deb’s eager to hear from you!

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Author: Kathryn Madeline Allen

Photographer: Eric Futran

Publisher: Published by Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN:  978-0-8075-4186-9

Synopsis: "A kiss means I love you, a wave means hello, a smile means I'm happy, a tug means, let's go " Featuring engaging photographs of real children and sweet rhyming text, this fun read-aloud teaches little ones about nonverbal communication.

Click here for Discussion/Activity Guide

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

The Dino Sports Series: 6 Sports

The Dino Sports Series: 6 Sports