M. Colleen Cruz

Writer, Educator, Consultant

Border Crossing

Available at Amazon

"Cruz's writing style will appeal to many readers." --Ashley Larsen, School Library Journal

" . . .her first-person, contemporary narrative is also fast, funny, and touching, and her search for family roots and her discovery of what her dad wants to forget--the cruel racism he endured as a gifted immigrant boy--will spark discussion." -- Hazel Rochman, Booklist

Selected Works

A book that addresses some of the most common and challenging struggles a teacher of writing might face - and offers solutions
Professional Literature
A practical resource for 3rd grade teachers looking to teach writing workshop
A practical resource for 4th grade teachers looking to teach writing workshop.
A practical book and quick read from Heinemann's Help Desk Imprint
Co-written with Lucy Calkins, this book is a part of the Units of Study First Hand Series from Heinemann.
Designed for teachers, this book discusses the ins and outs of teaching students to cultivate independent writing lives.
Young Adult Novel
A finalist for the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, this book follows the story of Cesi as she embarks on a journey to Mexico in order to learn more about her family, and herself.