St. Mary's In the News
Professor Fills Gaps in Children’s Literature
By Anndria Flores
When St. Mary’s professor and writer-in-residence, Diane Gonzales-Bertrand’s children were growing up, she realized she couldn’t find many children’s books her family could identify with. In the early 1990s when she started working at St. Mary’s University, Bertrand was encouraged by her colleagues, Sister Ann Semel, S.S.N.D., and Rose Marie Cutting, Ph.D., to write children’s literature.