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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!

The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat

The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat

  • Author: Barbara Bietz

  • Illustrator: John Kanzler

  • Publisher: August House Publishers

  • ISBN: 9781939160942

  • Synopsis: Sydney Taylor Notable Book Award for Young Readers and Mom's Choice Award During the early days of settling the "Wild West," there were many Jewish families who became fearless pioneers seeking to create new communities in the desolate terrain. In this story, a young boy and his family move to the desert Southwest where they are the only Jewish family in their small town. Despite keeping busy with chores, adapting to their new home among strangers proves challenging. Every Shabbat, Mama complains that there is "too much soup, not enough family." The young boy has an idea to help relieve Mama's homesickness and invites their new neighbors for Shabbat dinner. By honoring the Jewish value of inviting guests into their home for a meal, the family creates a sense of community in their new town. August House Publishers offer free lesson plans for The Sundown Kid.

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Dual Guide: Your Mommy is Just Like You & Your Daddy is Just Like You

Dual Guide: Your Mommy is Just Like You & Your Daddy is Just Like You