Posts by John Parra

2/21/20

I’m very proud and grateful to share this news… Publishers Weekly: Rights Report: Week of February 17, 2020. Sylvie Frank at S&S/Paula Wiseman has acquired, on exclusive submission, New York Times Best Illustrated Award winner John Parra’s untitled picture book debut as author-illustrator. Inspired by Parra’s childhood, it follows a boy as he accompanies his…

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2/12/20

Look for award-winning author Ruth Behar’s new middle-grade novel, LETTERS FROM CUBA coming this August on Penguin Random House. I’m so honored to have contributed the cover art illustration for this amazing and important book. To learn more about this story’s inspirational roots and the author’s family history and background, read Behar’s poignant article now…

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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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