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2/2/15 - I am very excited to announce that my book “Green Is a Chile Pepper” has just received the Pura Belpré Illustration Honor from the American Library Association. I am immensely grateful and thankful to all the support from ALA and REFORMA. I also extend my congratulations to all the other amazing writers and illustrators who received recognition for their terrific work, especially a couple of my favorites: Yuyi Morales and Duncan Tonatiuh.

2/1/15 - I'm excited to share a few spreads from this year’s 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration: No.11 Picture Book Show Annual, with Silver Medal and Distinguished Merit awards pages. Click here to see more.

1/13/15 - I had great fun in a recent interview conducted by fellow author/illustrator Lila Weaver, over at Latin@s in Kid Lit. The article is chocked full of information regarding my art background, painting details and secret Easter egg images I include in my work. Enjoy!

12/22/14 - I am happy and grateful that my book, Green is a Chile Pepper, has been selected as one of the Best Multicultural Books of 2014 compiled by the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) and shared by The Association for Library Service to Children's (ALSC) Blog.

12/17/14 - School Library Journal has a great artlcle announcing NYPL’s 2014 100 Books for Reading Sharing List that includes artwork from my book Green is a Chile Pepper on the cover brochure.

12/17/14 - Thank you to the New York Public Library for including my children’s book Green is a Chile Pepper on their top 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014 list. You can also see artwork from the book showcased on the cover of the PDF printed edition of their annual list. A second big thank you also goes to the Chicago Public Library for including my book on their Best Picture Books of 2014 selections as well.

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