Interviews and Profiles

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12/25/23 - Words, Images, & Worlds with John Parra, Jason DeHart
10/2/23 - John Parra On What Art Teaches Our Children & Bringing Spanish Is The Language Of My Family To Life, ABC 7 Los Angeles
10/2/23 - Local author, illustrator join together to revitalize the Spanish language among generations w author Michael Genhart & illustrator John Parra, KTVU Fox 2
9/30/23 - Celebrating Bilingual & Bicultural Books, Hosted by Cynthia Weill, KidLit TV, Chappaqua, NY
9/28/23 - Spanish is the Language of My Family w author Michael Genhart & illustrator John Parra, The Guest Book Podcast
9/10/23 - Connecting Generations: Celebrating Grandparent's Day, FOX 13 Seattle
7/21/23 - Children’s Books Spotlight Series Ep. #179: John Parra | Spanish Is The Language Of My Family, PR from the Heart
4/28/23 - Check Out John Parra’s Story, VoyageDallas Magazine
4/13/23 - A love letter from sons to fathers: Queens author pens award-winning children’s book, QNS News
12/2022 - John Parra On Inspiring Kids To Turn Their Creativity & Dreams Into Reality With Growing An Artist, KATU Afternoon Live
11/2022 - Meet John Parra | Artist/Illustrator/Author, ShoutoutDFW
10/2022 - Growing an Artist with John Parra, with Donna Sager Cowan at The Writer's Parachute
10/2022 - Guest Post – Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son by John Parra, SLJ / Fuse 8 Productions with Betsy Bird
09/2022 - PR From The Heart: new book by award-winning artist, children’s author, and illustrator, John Parra, NBC Studio 17, Bakersfield, CA
07/2022 - Meet the Artist Feature - pg 31, June 2022 BookPage
07/2022 - #318 Inside the Emotion of Fiction: “Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son” by John Parra, Art & Humanity Framed in the Photofeature Story
06/2022 - John Parra | Growing An Artist, Reading with your Kids Podcast
06/2022 - Children's Books Spotlight Series Ep. #150: John Parra | Growing An Artist, PR From the Heart
06/2022 - John Parra On Growing An Artist And How Art & Creativity Help Children To Heal From Trauma & Loss, Spectrum News 1 SoCal
05/2022 - John Parra On Growing An Artist And Inspiring Kids To Be Proud Of Their Culture And Who They Are, KUSI News
05/2022 - John Parra On Sharing The Story Of His Childhood & Helping Kids To Celebrate Their Mexican Heritage, ABC 7 Los Angeles
05/2022 - John Parra On The Release Of Growing An Artist And Helping To Bring Fathers & Sons Closer Together, KUSI News
05/2022 - John Parra to bring national book tour to Encinitas, Encinitas Advocate
04/2022 - Award-Winning Author, Illustrator, & Educator John Parra! | TGT Ep.#73, Teen G.E.N. Talks​
04/2022 - STORYBOARD: John Parra, Growing an Artist, ArtCenter
11/2021 - Coffee and Books - Monica Brown and John Parra, NorthSouth Books
08/2021 - Q & A with John Parra, Publishers Weekly
08/2021 - Spotlight Series ep#123 (co-host) Lindsay Ann Fink | Ronnie's Pool & The Boy of Joy, Empowered Publicity
05/2021 - MetKids: Making Portraits Personal with Guest Contributor John Parra, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
08/2020 - The Story behind the Cover Art for Letters from Cuba, Ruth Behar's Author Blog
03/2020 - Spotlight Series ep#68 Children's Book Spotlight Series, Empowered Publicity
11/2019 - Language During Mealtime podcast: Interview with illustrator, John Parra
10/2019 - Spotlight Series ep#49 Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things, Empowered Publicity
10/2019 - Author Q&A: Miranda Paul and John Parra, Little Free Library .org
06/2019 - Children's Books Illustrator, John Parra, Reading with Your Kids
04/2019 - Spotlight Series ep#27 The Joys Of Counting And The Wonder Of Numbers, Empowered Publicity
03/2019 - Finding your Voice Through Art, La Frontera Chicano Art
01/2019 - John Parra Profile, Applied Arts
11/2018 - #GivingTuesday: Read Aloud & Interview w Susan Verde & John Parra, 92Y
10/2018 - Spotlight Series ep#2 How Art Can Support Change, Empowered Publicity
10/2018 - BookFest@Bank Street LIVE STREAM 2018!, KidLit TV
08/2018 -Book Trailer Premiere: Hey, Wall By Susan Verde and John Parra, Mr. Schu Reads
01/2018 - El libro de los animalitos de Frida Kahlo que está arrasando, Yorokobu
12/2017 - In the Artist's Studio with John Parra, Books Make a Difference
10/2017 - Monica Brown and John Parra: All The Wonders, Episode 394, Matthew Winner
10/2017 - Frida Kahlo's Life Comes Alive, HIPLatina
06/2017 - Alumnus John Parra Cooks up a Mailable Feast for the USPS, Dot Magazine Art Center
06/2017 - Delicioso U.S. stamps get a taste of Latin American flavor, CGTN America
04/2017 - Delicioso Forever Stamp Collection to be dedicated Thursday Night, KRQE
04/2017 - New ‘Delicioso’ postage stamps dedicated to Latino cuisine, AP News
03/2017 - Delicioso Stamp Collection: Send Your Abuela A Letter, Remezcla
12/2017 - Delicioso postage stamps reflect the footprint of Latin food in the U.S., Telemundo
11/2016 - Why Picture Books Are Important by John Parra, Picture Book Month
11/2016 - Journeys of My Life, The Washington Post
08/2016 - John Parra on Marvelous Cornelius, Lee Wind, SCBWI
06/2016 - John Parra-What was on HIs..., Whatwason
03/2016 - An Interview with Artist John Parra, Sherri Jones Rivers, GrogBlog
12/2015 - StoryMakers/Marvelous Cornelius' John Parra, KidLit TV
11/2015 - Third Annual Picture Book Panel, Politics & Prose
10/2015 - Marvelous Cornelius Blog Party!, Color Me a Kidlit Writer
01/2015 - In the Studio with Illustrator John Parra, Latinxs in Kid Lit
07/2014 - Illustrator Interview: John Parra, The Nonfiction Nook
04/2014 - Celebrating Latino Children's Literacy for Día de Los Niños - Modernmami
09/2013 - Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast with John Parra, SITBB
04/2013 - Celebrating "Dia" with John Parra Children's Book Illustrator, Mami Talks
11/2012 - A Mini-Interview with John Parra, Juana Children's Illustrator
08/2012 - John Parra and the Art of Libros, Meg Medina Author/Speaker Blog
04/2012 - Wild Profile: John Parra, The Wild Magazine
10/2011 - Every Poster Has a Story, Lee Wind, SCBWI
10/2010 - Gracias/Thanks to artist John Parra, Kids Growing Libraries
11/2009 - An Interview with John Parra, Bookjoy
1/2009 - Artist Profile, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)