5/15/13 - I am very excited to announce that I will be participating and attending the 19th Annual Children's Book Art Silent Auction at BookExpo America (BEA) being held here in NYC by donating an original art illustration from my children’s book, Round is a Tortilla. The event will take place Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the River Pavilion at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Proceeds raised from the various donated children’s book artwork will go to support the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) to fight book censorship and support the free speech rights of young readers. Make sure to also check the online art auction that also benefits this event.
4/26/13 - Paint Me A Story, is a group exhibition I will be participating in, of original art of Latino themed children's books taking place at the Broad Rock Library and Richmond Public Library in Virginia. The show is part of the Dia de los Libros/Ninos celebration. The show will include other great artwork illustration from Joe Cepeda and Lila Weaver, and the opening night reception will include a special introduction by wonderful young adult author Meg Medina on Friday, April 26th from 4 to 6pm.
4/25/13 - I wanted to share my article, April's Día Celebration, posted on the wonderful site MamiTalks and sponsored by Latinas for Latino Literature, for promote this months “El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros” (Children’s Day / Book Day). Also make sure to sign up your library for the big book give away listed at the end of the article:)
3/19/13 - I'm happy to announce my new children's book, Round is a Tortilla, is now available in stores and online. The book has already received a Star Award from School Library Journal and other wonderful reviews from Kirkus, Roundtable Reviews, Imagination Soup, and Readertotz.