Monica Brown is the award-winning author of more than 30 children's books, including "Sharuko: Peruvian Archeologist/el arqueólogo Julio C. Tello," "Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/no combina," "Waiting for the Biblioburro" and the Lola Levine series. Her books have received multiple awards and stared reviews, been translated into a dozen languages, and have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and on NPR's All Things Considered. Her new book is "El Cuarto Turquesa/The Turquoise Room." When not writing for children, Brown serves as a professor of English at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches U.S. Latinx and African American literature.
Awards: Américas Award (twice); Christopher Award; Orbus Pictus Honor; Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos is a NYTimes/NYPL Best Illustrated Book of 2017
Communities: Arizona Author, Hispanic or Latinx, Mixed Race, Person with a Disability