Festival Five with NSK Juror Monica Brown, by The Editors of WLT

Interviews   Monica Brown is the author of the Lola Levine chapter book series, Sarai chapter book series, and many award-winning picture books, including Waiting for the Biblioburro (illus. John Parra), Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina (illus. Sara Palacios), and Maya’s Blanket / La manta de Maya (illus. David Diaz). Her picture book biographies include Tito Puente: Mambo King / Tito Puente: Rey del mambo (illus. Rafael López) and Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People (illus. Julie Paschikas). Her latest picture book, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (illus. John Parra), was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2017 and 2018 Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration. Monica’s books have received multiple starred reviews, Pura Belpré Honors, Américas Awards, as well as an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor for best nonfiction and the Christopher Award, among many others. Her books are inspired by her Peruvian and Jewish heritage and desire to bring diverse stories to children. She is a professor of English at Northern Arizona University. In addition to serving as a juror for the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, Brown will participate in the Readings and Book Giveaways by the 2021 NSK Prize Jury event. Q: What was your first favorite book, the book that made you a reader? A: I don’t have one first favorite book, but rather many! I remember loving the National Geographic books for young explorers... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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