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Elisa Chavarri and her award-winning book, Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello and Federico and the Wolf
Laura Duncan, September 10, 2021

Elisa Chavarri is the illustrator of the Pura Belpré Honor book Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown, as well as many other picture books for children.


Rafael López and his award-winning book, Dancing Hands
Celia Avila, September 07, 2021

Rafael López is an award-winning illustrator and artist. He has received three Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Medals for his work in Book Fiesta, Drum Dream Girl (2016), and Dancing Hands (2020).


Yehudi Mercado and his two graphic novels, Fun Fun Fun World and Chunky
Lupita Leyva, August 30, 2021

Yehudi Mercado is a writer-artist-director known for his graphic novels Buffalo Speedway, Pantalones, TX, Rocket Salvage, Fun Fun Fun World, Hero Hotel, Cat Ninja and Sci-Fu: Kick It Off.


Kim Guerra and her two novels, Mija and Mariposa
Eva Mitnick, August 23, 2021

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kim Guerra is the author of Mariposa and Mija, collections of affirming, intergenerational poetry written in English and Spanglish.


Alex Sanchez and his two novels, The Greatest Superpower and You Brought Me the Ocean
Steve Orozco, August 16, 2021

Alex Sanchez has published ten novels, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say.


Monica Brown and her book, Small Rooms, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro
Llyr Heller, August 10, 2021

Monica Brown, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of many magical multicultural books for children, including Small Rooms, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro, Frida and her Animalitos


Author Julissa Arce and her two books
Patricia Valdovinos, September 25, 2020

Julissa Arce is a writer, immigrant rights advocate, and nationally best-selling author.


Author Gabby Rivera
Patricia Valdovinos, September 24, 2020

Gabby Rivera was born in The Bronx and is queer Puerto Rican author on a mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever.


Author Torrey Maldonado
Phoebe Swan Guiot, September 24, 2020

Torrey Maldonado is a critically acclaimed author who was voted a Top 10 Latino Author and best Middle Grade and Young Adult novelist.


Portrait of Marco Cortes
Madeline Peña, September 23, 2020

Marco Cortes nació en Santiago de Chile. Desde el año 2000 vive en Seattle, Washington. Su música habla de las diferentes culturas de los pueblos latinoamericanos y en especial, la música para niños.


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