ISBN 9780525579731 – RHUS CHILDREN’S BOOKS – RANDOM HOUSE US Hardback 32 pp – Oct 2019
Jen Arena has written two recent books that combine Spanish and English in a playful, educational fashion. The board book Besos for Baby was named to the Texas Library Association 2×2 list and included in the ABC Best Books catalog. Marta! Big & Small was an SLJ Top 10 Latinx Book for 2016, a CCBC Choices pick, and a Huffington Post Best Books of 2016 Honorable Mention for Best on Perspective. She is also the author of Lady Liberty’s Holiday and Sleep Tight, Snow White. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find Jen in her garden, on a volleyball court, traveling to faraway places like Cuba and Argentina, or curled up with a good book. Learn more about Jen at JenArenaBooks.com or on Twitter at @hallojen.
Erika Meza creates utopias and detailed dreams strongly influenced by her enthusiasm for color, her fascination for animation, and the nostalgia of children’s books. Her themes are born out of the exploration of her migrant essence, her bittersweet relationship with change, and her attachment to innocence and curiosity. After living in Paris for four years, she is now in the U.K. having fun as a drawing lecturer at NTU in decorative arts. Learn more about Erika at ErikaMeza.com or on Twitter at @ErikaDraws.