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8/3/15 - Thank you to Kirkus for their wonderful review of new book, Marvelous Cornelius. Also see check out Books and WhatNot awesome review for the book.

8/3/15 - Marvelous Cornelius has been selected by the Amazon editorial team as a Best Book of the Month (August, Ages 6-8 category).

7/10/15 - Grateful to all the 4th graders from Swenke Elementary who made the book trailer for my new children's book, MARVELOUS CORNELIUS: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans. Due out Aug. 4th.

7/5/15 - Hip Latina has a great article: Summer Reading, Latino Style! Explore 2015 Pura Belpré Award Winners with Your Kids.

6/25/15 - I'm heading out to San Francisco for the 2015 ALA Summer Conference, ALSC Pre-Conference, & Pura Belpré Celebration. There will be awesome discussion panels, book signings, speeches, & all around fun events. Hope to see you there!

5/16/15 - Registration is now open for my event: A Very Special Storytime with John Parra, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Sat. June 13th, from 1 to 3pm with artist presentation, book signing, and kid's art workshop. I look forward to seeing you there.

5/16/15 - This summer, invest in yourself by taking a class at La Casa Azul Bookstore! Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22 from 6 to 8pm: Art Illustration and Promotion Workshop with John Parra.

5/15/15 - Thank you to Full Circle Literary for a wonderful introduction to joining their amazing creative and literary agency family.

5/9/15 - I'm super excited to receive in the mail today an advanced copy of my newly illustrated children’s book: Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans. Coming this August on Chronicle Books.

5/8/15 - Happy to see my book, Green is a Chile Pepper, in Chase Bank's: Mission Main St. Grants commercial. But don't blink, you might miss it.

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