Guisela Baruth is a writer of fiction, poetry and prose. She has been working with young writers for more than fifteen years. A native of Guatemala, Guisela has lived in Boise for 25 years where she was a Top Ten Scholar at Boise State University and earned her M.A. in Literacy. She has been teaching since 1977. She has provided literacy and whole language Spanish workshops throughout the Northwest. One of her favorite projects has been to work with street children in Guatemala, showing them how to use literacy to find their voices. She runs La Tertulia Spanish Learning Center in Boise, an organization that aims to promote bilingualism and the benefits of multiculturalism.