San Antonio Book Festival - Monica Brown
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Monica Brown

Monica Brown is the Peruvian-American author of many award-winning multicultural books for children, including Frida and her Animalitos, and the Lola Levine chapter book series, among others. Her books have garnered multiple starred reviews and awards, and are available in a dozen languages. They have been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her next picture book is The Turquoise Room/El Cuarto Turquesa forthcoming from Lee and Low in 2022. Monica Brown lives in Flagstaff with her family, where she teaches literature at Northern Arizona University. Her most recent picture book, is Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro, out from HarperCollins/Quill Tree in English and Spanish editions. 
 
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  • Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro by Monica Brown

    Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

    The story of political powerhouse twins Julián and Joaquin Castro began in the small room that they shared with their grandmother Victoriana in San Antonio, Texas. Victoriana crossed the border from Mexico into Texas as a six-year-old orphan, marking the start of the family’s American journey. Her daughter Rosie, Julián and Joaquin’s mom, was an activist who helped the barrio through local government.


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