“There is No Hiding from the Self:” A Conversation with Isabel Quintero

  • Rodrigo Joseph Rodriguez Jeanine Rainbolt College of Education The University of Oklahoma


Isabel Quintero, author of the young adult novel Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, shares her writing life and commitment to readers of all ages and backgrounds through inclusive literature. Moreover, she advances the conversation by speaking about the adolescent characters in her work, specifically the characters’ quest to name themselves and their identities in the presence of competing forces, influences, and voices.


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