I’ve just been honored by Reading is Fundamental with a Champion of Children’s Literacy Award for exceptional commitment to children’s literacy.
Turning Pages, the picture book autobiography by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a New York Times Bestseller! Also released in a Spanish version titled Pasando Páginas, the title was selected as an Amazon Best Book of the Month: Nonfiction Children's Books for the month of September.
The art I spent months creating for the Justice's autobiography is now at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. The show will display preparatory materials along with the original art. It's beautifully curated and addresses the museum-goer in English and Spanish. Children will enjoy crafting paper boats with their written dreams for the future and pin them next to young Sonia's boat on one of the walls. The museum is free and the show runs from September 15, 2018, through March 17, 2019.
I’m thrilled to share new honors for Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos
Kirkus Best Book of 2017
New York Public Libraries Best Book of 2017
Los Angeles Public Libraries Best book of 2017!
Malka Penn Honor for Human Rights in Children's Literature
Booklist's Top 10 Diverse Fiction Books for Older and Middle Readers
CBC Notable in the Field of Social Studies
Rosi and Rafi: Pirates! is a
SLJ Fuse #8 Production 2017 Top Early Chapter Book
SLJ Fuse #8 Production 2017 Top Bilingual Book
Rafi y Rosi: ¡Piratas! won first prize in the category of chapter book!
The Premio Campoy-Ada is an award that recognizes the excellent use of the Spanish language in children's books by Latinos residing in the United States. ¡Viva!