Claudia Guadalupe Martínez grew up in sunny El Paso where she learned that letters form words from reading the subtitles of old Westerns with her father. Claudia’s debut novel, The Smell of Old Lady Perfume, received the 2009 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, the 2008 Texas Institute of Letters Best Young Adult Book Award, and a 2009 Americas Award Commendation. Her second novel, Pig Park, won the 2015 Texas Institute of Letters Best Young Adult Book and the 2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Young Adult Fiction Award. Not a Bean is Claudia’s debut picture book. She now lives in Chicago.
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