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Delia Ruiz is an awarding winning author, Book reviewer, content creator



Delia Ruiz is a first generation Latinx author from San Antonio, Texas. Her

published works include the !123 Baila! board book series and the

International Latino Book award-winning Roqui’s Pandero Beat. Delia

enjoys creating teacher materials under her teacher store Aventuras En ESL. ​Aventuras En ESL is also her social media platform used to showcase diverse

books, especially Latine/x book picks. She currently resides in Los

Angeles with her husband, baby boy, and pug. Delia hopes to inspire the next ​generation of writers who also come from immigrant households. She is ​represented by Sera Rivers at Speilburg Literary Agency.

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2023 Titles: !1,2,3 BAILA! Board Book Series

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1 2 3 Cumbia teaches common manners and consent through a dance class setting May I please dance with you Yes thank you for asking
1 2 3 Merengue explores merengue instruments and the fun sounds that they make The güira slides kish kish kish The accordion stretches wah wee wah
1 2 3 Salsa practices counting to 10 using salsa ONE invitation to a salsa dance TWO dancing shoes to make a pair
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Book: Roqui's PAndero Beat

About the Book:

Roqui’s Pandero Beat: Roqui is a coqui frog who lives on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Roqui has a big dream of playing plena music on the pandero drum but he is afraid his small size will get in the way of becoming a musician.

The Book Features:

  • The Afro-Puerto Rican musical genre of bomba y plena
  • Native musical instrument (pandero)
  • Moving to the U.S. mainland
  • Clapping out syllables
  • Roqui’s perseverance to achieve his goal

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Sharing Diverse Book Picks focusing on LAtine/x Books

Sharing diverse book picks, especially those on the Latine/x culture is something Delia is passionately about. Check out her book reviews on primarily picture books with a sprinkle of middle grade, young adult, and adult book picks.

Delia Ruiz is a book influencer with a variety of publishing companies including Harper Collins, Penguin imprints, Macmillan, Abrams, Simon Kids, Barefoot Books, Cardinal Press, Beaming Books, Candlewick Press, and many more.

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Picture Book Critique

What's Included


Need to polish up a manuscript?

Need a fresh perspective?

Stuck on an intro, middle, ending?

I offer picture book manuscript

critiques for $45 ea.

Returning clients for $40 ea.

*Non rhyming manuscripts only

Edits made within 2.5 weeks

With your picture book critique, you will receive feedback on:

  • Anchoring your theme
  • Story inconsistencies
  • Language choices
  • Pacing
  • Areas to cut/add on details
  • Suggestions for revisions

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Educator Guides

As a former teacher, Delia has experience and ​knowledge in creating lesson plans with standards ​and book topics in mind. She can differentiate lesson ​plans for all learners and/or compose material that ​works with the theme of your book. Delia has a ​masters degree in differentiated instruction in ​Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages ​(TESOL).

Past clients include: Cielito Lindo Books, Eerdmans ​Publishing Company, and private clients.

Interested in working together? Email:

AventurasEnESL (at) Gmail (dot com)

Types of activities can include:

  • Lesson plan(s)
  • Reading response questions
  • Graphic organizers
  • Crossword puzzles+games
  • Center activities with instructions
  • Storytelling prompts
  • Differentiated plans for IEPS/ESL students
  • +Many more depending on your theme/book

View examples of activity sheets and educator guides here

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