The Enchanted Life of Valentina Mejía received a STARRED review: “With the action beginning on the first page, this fast-paced adventure set in a well-realized world will keep readers on their toes.Modern kids meet traditional tales with thrilling results.”–Kirkus Reviews. Read the full review here. More on the book, including where to pre-order, here.
Isabel and Her Colores Go to School won the gold medal in the 2021 Florida Book Awards and the silver in the 2022 International Latino Book Awards! It is also a 2022 Américas Award Commended Title and a recipient of the ILA 2022 Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards in Primary Fiction. For more information, including teacher’s guide and bookmark activity page, click here.
Just announced: I will have a short story in verse in All the Love Under the Vast Sky, a YA anthology of short stories in verse about love, edited by Kip Wilson (The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin)! View the announcement here.
Spring 2024 will also see the release of my next picture book Lupita’s Hurricane Palomitas, illustrated by Anastasiya Kanavaliuk and published by Beaming Books! See the announcement here!