Posts by John Parra

1/14/20

Super proud to announce a BIG Happy Book Birthday for: The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel Payne, from renowned author Lesa Cline-Ransome and celebrated illustrator John Parra, that shares the inspiring story of Ethel Payne, a pioneering African American journalist known as the First Lady of the Black Press. Published…

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1/10/20

In conjunction with The Brooklyn Public Library, I’m proud to announce my NEW art exhibition ¡Mil Gracias!: The Art and Illustration of John Parra, starting Sat. Jan. 11th through Apr. 13th at The Bklyn Central Library/Youth Wing:, The exhibit features over forty select original works from my picture book career, celebrating stories, important heroes, and…

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10/18/19

Wonderful to be heading to take part of The Highlights Foundation amazing weekend workshop of drawing and storytelling with this all-star cast: James Ransome, Anna Raff, Jerry Pinkney, Lucy Cummins, and me…John Parra.  Please follow and like us:

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10/3/19

It’s been an amazing past few days starting with the Eric Carle Honors, a trip to the MET, hanging out with family, Pizza at Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn, seeing Hamilton on Broadway, author/artist panel at Books Of Wonder, passing Robert De Niro on the street, and finally the Global Citizens concert in Central Park with Queen,…

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9/15/19

What a great interview with author Miranda Paul discussing our new picture book: Little Libraries, Big Heroes. at the Children’s Book Podcast, hosted by the always awesome Matthew Winner. Please follow and like us:

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9/13/19

Big THANKS to Librarian’s Quest for such a fun and detailed look at: Little Libraries, Big Heroes. Both Miranda Paul (author) and I contributed to the interview with some Q&As. Please follow and like us:

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9/7/19

Hi everyone! I will be in New Jersey Saturday, Sept. 14th, reading and signing books at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival, from 10:30a-4p. This year I had the honor to create the festival’s poster image inspired by my recently illustrated book, Little Libraries, Big Heroes. The festival has an amazing list of 70+ authors and…

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9/4/19

Happy book birthday to: Little Libraries, Big Heroes! Order you copy now at: Amazon or Indiebound. Please follow and like us:

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9/3/19

In preparation for the release of: Little Libraries, Big Heroes, Sept 3, I had the pleasure to set up a NYC window display at Books Of Wonder with its own #LittleFreeLibrary Please follow and like us:

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