Tuesday, November 29, 2016

School Library Journal talks about people getting along with other people.





















Thanks to Robin Smith for this article from the Horn Book about Maybe Something Beautiful at School Library Journal.

New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2016














Grateful to the New York Public Library for recognizing Maybe Something Beautiful as one of 33 picture books chosen by the New York Public Library for Best Books of 2016. You can find out about other amazing books in categories like fiction for kids, fairy tales and folklore, graphic novels, non-fiction, poetry and best books for teens. Click on the link below to see the full list.

New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2016 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Finding Direction for Bravo!

Process painting on wood-searching for direction

Study of Cesar Chavez











































































Sometimes I like working more traditionally. This was a study on wood of Cesar Chavez for an upcoming book Bravo! written by my friend, the gifted poet Margarita Engle. I ended up creating a more graphic and conceptual approach to the portraits of Latino heroes but this was a great activity to help me find my direction. Our book is due out next year.


Friday, May 6, 2016

Latinos in Kid Lit






































Thanks to Latinos in Kid Lit for this great article on Book Fiesta that celebrates Día de los Niños/Children's Day/Book Day. To read the article and see lots of imagery please visit this link: Latinos in Kid Lit