4/2/15 - Save The Date: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York presents: A Very Special Storytime with John Parra, June 13th, from 1 to 3pm, with artist presentation, book signing, kid's art workshop and more. Registration will open in mid-May.
3/28/15 - The San Diego Children's Discovery Museum in Econdido, CA will be hosting a Huichol yarn painting and craft workshop along with a storytime reading of my book Green is a Chile Pepper, April 6th to the 12th. See here form more details
3/24/15 - The Journal Sentinel News in Milwaukee, WI, has a wonderful article titled: 11 new books for foodie kids (and their adults) that shares my book, Green is a Chile Pepper, with some hungry readers.
3/19/15 - Excited to say that my book Green is a Chile Pepper has made the Best Children’s Books of the Year (Under Five), 2015 Edition from the prestigious Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature.
3/15/15 - Thank you to Pragmatic Mom Blog for including Green is a Chile Pepper, on their Top 10 Multicultural Board Books for Babies and Toddlers.
3/6/15 - Happy to be with such fine literary company as profiled on Chronicle Book's blog, ALA Midwinter Award's recap.
3/4/15 - Thank you to librarian Daniela Guardiola and the 2nd grade students at Delco Primary School in Austin, TX, for inviting me to their World Read Aloud Day Celebration to speak about my children’s books and artist background, via Skype.
2/27/15 - I had great fun recording a short audio feature on my book Green is a Chile Pepper for TeachingBooks.net.
The site has many wonderful audio book profiles that serve as an educational resource for educators and students. You can listen to my link here: Meet-the-Author Book Reading.
2/21/15 - John Parra thank you video. Named 2015 Belpré Illustrator Honoree by ALA and REFORMA.