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Elizabeth Borton De Trevino

Full Name: Elizabeth Borton De Trevino
Gender: Female
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Born: 1904-09-02
Died: 2000-12-02
Number of Works: 22
Elizabeth Borton de Treviño was the highly acclaimed author of many books for young people. Born in California, it was her move to Mexico in the 1930s that inspired many of her books, including El Güero: A True Adventure Story and Leona: A Love Story. She won the Newbery Medal in 1966 for I, Juan de Pareja.

Elizabeth was born in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of attorney Fred Ellsworth Borton and Carrie Louise Christensen. She attended Stanford University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1925 with a bachelor's degree in Latin American history. After finishing college, she moved to Massachusetts to study violin at the Boston Conservatory, and then worked as a reporter. On her marriage to Luis Treviño Arreola y Gómez Sanchez de la Barquera (b. August 5, 1902), she moved to his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. They had two sons, Luis Fredrico Treviño-Borton and Enrique Ricardo Treviño-Borton.

Among her other books are: Nacar the White Deer, The Greek of Toledo, Casilda of the Rising Moon, Beyond the Gates of Hercules, and The Fourth Gift. In later life, she wrote several memoirs of her life as an American who had married into a traditional Mexican family: the best-seller My Heart Lies South and its sequels, Where the Heart Is, and The Hearthstone of My Heart.

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ISBN: 0374435251, 9780374435257
Keywords: book, sunburst, pareja, juan
Pages: 192
Published: 1965
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0606289232, 9780606289238
Keywords: guero
Pages: 102
Published: 1989
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 1883937914, 9781883937911
Keywords: deer, nacar
Pages: 128
Published: 1963
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0374343829, 9780374343828
Keywords: story, love, leona
Pages: 151
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 100%

In early nineteenth-century Mexico, sixteen-year-old Leona Vicario, loyal to Spain and engaged to a wealthy widower, struggles to come to terms with her growing revolt against Spain's harsh treatment of Mexicans and her love for a young revolutionary lawyer.
ISBN: 0374339503, 9780374339500
Keywords: law, man, juarez
Pages: 142
Published: 1974
  • Rating: 100%
ISBN: 0385070500, 9780385070508
Keywords: music
Pages: 298
Published: 1973
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0575005203, 9780575005204
Keywords: street, bitterness, house
Pages: 320
Published: 1970
  • Rating: 60%