San Antonio Book Festival

Tag: Childrens author

Adriana M Garcia

  • March 6, 2020
A San Antonio native, Adriana M Garcia creates as a visual artist, muralist, illustrator, and scenic designer. Her debut picture book, All Around Us, written by Xelena González, was awarded the prestigious 2018 Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration and the 2018 Tomás Rivera Book Award in the picture book category, among other honors. Garcia recently...
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Xelena González

  • February 28, 2020
Xelena González is a storyteller, essayist, screenwriter, poet, and author of  All Around Us/Por Todo Nuestro Alrededor, winner of multiple accolades, including the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Childrens Book Award, an American Indian Youth Literature Honor Award, and an International Latino Book Award. Her storytelling skills have been honed during her years as a childrens...
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Zeke Peña

  • February 5, 2020
Zeke Peña is a cartoonist and illustrator from El Paso. He studied art history at the University of Texas at Austin and is self-taught in illustration and painting. He has published work with VICE.com, Latino USA, the Believer, The Nib, Penguin Random House, Holt/Macmillan and Cinco Puntos Press. In 2018 he received the Boston Globe...
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Silvia López

  • February 5, 2020
Silvia López, a Cuban native raised in Miami, Florida, served as a children’s librarian at schools and public libraries for over three decades. She holds degrees in English, Library Science, and Educational Technology, and is a National Board-Certified Teacher. Her picture book, Just Right Family: An Adoption Story, was released in March 2018. She had...
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Lindsay Leslie

  • February 5, 2020
Lindsay Leslie, author of the picture books This Book Is Spineless, Nova the Star Eater, and the forthcoming Dusk Explorers, has been in awe of space since she was a kid. She graduated from the University of Texas and has more than fifteen years of writing experience for one of largest PR firms in the...
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Isabel Quintero

  • February 5, 2020
Isabel Quintero was born and raised by Mexican immigrant parents in Southern California’s Inland Empire. She earned her BA in English and her MA in English Composition at California State University, San Bernardino. Her debut YA novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, won the 2015 Morris Award for Debut YA Fiction and the Tomás Rivera...
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Joe Cepeda

  • February 5, 2020
Joe Cepeda received his BFA from California State University, Long Beach, and also studied engineering at Cornell University. He has illustrated more than 35 book jackets and picture books, which have received many honors including Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Parenting Magazine‘s Reading Magic Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award,...
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Chris Barton

  • February 5, 2020
Chris Barton is the author of fiction and nonfiction picture books including bestseller Shark vs. Train, the Mighty Truck series, Whoosh!, and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?, which is on the 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Chris lives in Austin, where he has advocated for greater diversity in children’s literature...
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Claudia Guadalupe Martínez

  • February 5, 2020
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...
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Bethany Hegedus

  • February 5, 2020
Bethany Hegedus is an award-winning author of picture books and middle-grade novels, including Grandfather Gandhi and Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird and the recently released Rise: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou and Hard Work But It’s Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter....
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Anna Meriano

  • February 5, 2020
Anna Meriano is the author of the Love Sugar Magic series, which has received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness. She grew up in Houston, graduated from Rice University with a degree in English, and earned her MFA in writing for children from the New School. Anna works as a...
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