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Author David Bowles and his books, Clockwork Curandera and Tales of the Feathered Serpent
Llyr Heller, August 30, 2022

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over two dozen award-winning titles, most notably They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns.


Illustrator and writer Mirelle Ortega and her book, Love Sugar Magic
Llyr Heller, August 26, 2022

Mirelle Ortega is a Mexican illustrator and writer for kidlit and Animation based in Los Angeles, CA.


Author Claudia Castro Luna and her book, Cipota Under the Moon
Deborah Spector, August 23, 2022

Claudia Castro Luna served as Washington’s State Poet Laureate (2018 – 2021), is an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, and Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2017).


Author Daniel A. Olivas and his book, How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories
Deborah Spector, August 19, 2022

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of ten books, including How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories (University of Nevada Press), and Crossing the Border: Collected Poems (Pact Press).


Author Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and her book, Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge
Deborah Spector, August 16, 2022

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016). A former Steinbeck Fellow and Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, most recently, her poem, “Battlegrounds” was featured at Poets.org and On Being’s Poetry Unbound.


Author Donna Barba Higuera and her books - Lupe Wong Won't Dance, The Last Cuentista and El Cucuy is Scared Too!
Llyr Heller, August 12, 2022

Donna Barba Higuera grew up in a tiny desert town in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. Rather than wrangling dust devils, she’d spend recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book.


Antonio Sacre talking into a mic
Tina Lernø, September 23, 2021

Antonio Sacre tells stories. His tales of growing up bilingually in a Cuban and Irish-American household have inspired children worldwide to gather their own family stories and become storytellers themselves. His stories have been published in award-winning books and audio recordings.


Nathalia and her children albums
Edwin Rodarte, September 23, 2021

Nathalia, a native of Colombia, moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded and released four children’s albums, which were all co-produced and performed by Grammy award winners.


Paulina Jara Straussmann and her books, Nacer and La Princesa Zanahoria
Patricia Valdovinos, September 22, 2021

Luego de su formación en teatro y educación diferencial, Paulina Jara Straussmann ha desarrollado una prolífica carrera centrada en la animación lectora y la narración oral. Ha publicado más de 15 títulos con diversas editoriales.


Artur Laperla and his children's series Superpatata
Laura Duncan, September 21, 2021

Artur Díaz, más conocido como Artur Laperla, es autor de la serie infantil Superpatata, editada por Bang Ediciones dentro de su colección Mamut, de la que ya lleva publicados 10 títulos. Superpatata se publica en varios países y ha sido traducido a ocho idiomas.


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