5/25/18 - Great to see Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos listed as a Bank Street: Best Children's Book of the Year selection and on Américas Award: Children's and Young Adult Literature, Commended Title.
4/20/18 - Read all about last week's "Telling Lives" event in Publisher’s Weekly: Life Stories: A Celebration of the Picture Book Biography at NYU.
4/13/18 - Happy to be participating for NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU for “Telling Lives,” a Symposium Exploring Picture Book Biography, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center in NYC. Picture book biography is among children’s book publishing’s most rapidly growing genres. This event brings together children’s literature historians & content creators to discuss trends and challenges. With panels that include: Selina Alko, Sean Qualls, Neal Porter, Sandra Jordan, Jan Greenberg, Robert Andrew Parker, Jennifer Browne, Christy Ottaviano, & Luann Toth.
4/7/18 - Thrilled to be at the 2018 Kweli: Color of Children's Literature Conference, today in NYC! I will be participating in 2 picture book panels and a portfolio review alongside many other wonderful authors, illustrators, editors, agents and more. So make sure you’re registered and I look forward to seeing you there.
3/30/18 - Watched Jeopardy! when the category of USPS Stamps comes up. Q: Latin American Cuisine on the Delicioso stamp series includes this 4-Letter egg custard. A: What is FLAN? How cool is it to have your art mentioned as a Jeopardy clue.
3/28/18 - A BIG THANK YOU! (youtube video) to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), and to (REFORMA), The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, for selecting, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, as a 2018 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration.