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PRESS!!! Social Justice Children’s Bk Holiday Fair

Here is the first article released just before the fair written by Ashley McBride. Big shout out to her for taking the time to interview some of the organizers of the fair and the Emerson PTA members Shawna and Ed who helped us organize this year. In this photo I’m standing in front of fellow organizeer Alejandra Domenzain talking to my cousin Mook:) LINK TO READ

Here is the second article featuring Nadia Salomon reading to kids during our story time for families at the fair. Big shout out to Peter Limata who reached out to writer Amaya Edwards who went to the event, took lots of photos, and covered our little event. LINK TO SEE MORE PHOTOS.

Dig this? Check out that time when my book “Alejandria Fights Back” was featured on “Social Justice Books”

Latinxs In Kid Lit Interview

 

Recently me and Leticia got on Latinxs in Kid Lit to interview each other and talk a bit about the making of this picture book. Its an audio piece so go to the blog and give it a listen! Shout out to Cindy from the blog for giving us a space to talk.
A few years back some of my work was featured on Latinxs in Kid Lit:
Pura Belpre illustration
Furqan’s First bilingual picture book

Alejandria Fights back featured on “Social Justice Books”

 

    Yo, this is pretty amazing to make it to the front of the NEW books page on Social Justice Books‘ site! If you didn’t already know SJB is one of the biggest and most organized sites for both diverse and progressive minded books in kid lit for kids pre school aged up until high school and college. PLEASE do me a favor and subscribe to their newsletter, follow them, check out their many book lists, and support them! This is especially true for all those who ask, where are the diverse books? or Where are the socially conscious books?


That being said, I want to givce a BIG shout out to Teaching For Change who are the organizers behind the Social Justice Books site. Thank you for championing books and educators trying to teach the babies. And please keep an eye out for Alejandria Fights Back/ La Lucha de Alejandria when it comes out. You can preorder the book here. And check out my previous post about the book here.
PS: If you look closely you can see a second book on the 2021 new bks page that I illustrated by this awesome lady.

Merch Feature – Good Housekeeping

 

Yo! One of my products got featured in Good Housekeeping. One of the hardest things to get is press when creating products for consumers, family, friends, etc. My sticker sheet on “self care” was featured along with several other items for teens. Check out the piece here.
You can cop the sticker sheet from my shop! Get one for you, or a bunch to send to friends. 
Previously, the sticker sheet got featured in Buzzfeed too. 
Thanks for your support as always!

Merch feature – Buzzfeed

 

So this happened in December of 2020. My sticker sheet got featured in Buzzfeed along with some other stocking stuffer ideas. Shout out to my homie Angela Dalton who told me about this article because I didn’t know until she told me. Shout out to the journalist who included my sticker sheet in this post as it definitely drove some sales. I hope to get some more features like this in the future intentionally. 
If you missed this sticker sheet you can cop one HERE.
I also made one for librarians, bilingual language teachers.

Feature in Mother Mag

 

Yo, so this happened! I posted this on social media but wanted to mention it here. I am mentioned as one of 30 Black children’s books illustrators. I am pretty juiced about this because it is nice to be acknowledged for your work every now and then. I know there are tons more illustrators out there and a bunch of cats I know who are super skilled. But, I accept this recognition and it feels good to share it. Thank you Mother Magazine. 
Please go to their site and read the post. It has a bunch of really talented veterans and new artists in it. Some of which I’ve actually met in real life. Like for real for real. Haha. 
You can check out other features or interviews here.

“13 Ways of Looking at a Black Boy” feat in NY Times

Just wanted to share some news about “13 Ways of Looking at a Black Boy” that I illustrated for author Tony Medina/ Penny Candy Books along with 12 other illustrators. It was included in the NY Times magazine “Wirecutter’s” list of Anit-racist books for children. 
Check it out HERE
Here’s a synopsis of the book in case you missed it:
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina offers a fresh perspective of young men of color by depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina’s tanka is matched with a different artist—including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients.

If you’d like a copy you can purchase it from me now HERE.

Here is a list the book was included on as well: Cincinnati Library

Furqan’s First Flat Top UPDATE 18- Latinxs in Kid Lit

Got an awesome book review from the good folks over at Latinxs in Kid Lit. If you haven’t seen their site please go and check out the many sections and reviews they have highlighting Latinx authors/illustrators and their books. Check it out eh? Shout out to Sujei!!
Also, yo please check out the Latinxs in Kid Lit 2016 best books, Furqan’s First is on the list among some OGs in the business/community. 

Furqan’s First Flat Top UPDATE 10- Univision TV interview

I was on UNIVISION 19 (TV Channel) in Sacramento today thx to Univision and the teachers from my son’s school. Was nervous as hell, but managed to mumble through it ok. Hopefully just 1 parent who might identify w/ “Furqan’s First Flat Top” saw it. For that I would be thankful. Please watch here.
Yo estaba en la canal Univision 19 hoy en Sacramento. Gracias a Univison y las maestras de la escuela de mu hio por este oportunidad. Yo estaba bien nervioso, pero yo puedia hablar…mas o menos. Espero que una mama o papa lo vi y puede identificar con “El Primer corte de Mesita de Furqan”. Por eso yo estaria agradecido. Por favor, ver lo aqui.
You can purchase the book at FurqansFirst.com
Tu puedes comprar el libro aqui en FurqansFirst.com
UPDATE: The book is currently sold out, but check out Alejandria Fights Back/La Lucha de Alejandria by Leticia Hernandez-Linares and “Rise Home Stories Project” or We are Yoga/Somos Yoga by Jill Guerra; both of which I illustrated.
Dig this? I was once featured in Mother Magazine as one of 30 Black illustrators of kids books! Además, here’s an interview I did with writer/poet Leticia Hernandez-Linares on Latinxs in Kid Lit about our book “La Lucha de Alejandria/ Alejandria Fights Back”.

Some great children’s book lists (Sausal Creek featured)


Im so honored to be included on this LIST of awesome children’s and teens books on BuzzFeed!! It was created by Innosanto Nagara , author of A is For Activist!

Check out this awesome list of Latina Heroines inspired children’s books by REmezcla.
Catsuka, a French website is always putting up inspiring animation from all over the world that we just dont see in US TV or advertising markets. Check out this list of child friendly short films.