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Juana Martinez-Neal

Jade Beall

Juana Martinez-Neal is an illustrator of books for children, including the Pura Belpré Award winner "La Princesa and the Pea." She made her authorial debut in 2018 with "Alma and How She Got Her Name," which was awarded the Caldecott Honor. Her latest book is "Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story" written by Kevin Noble Maillard. Juana was born in Lima, Peru, where she grew up surrounded by amazing meals prepared by her mom and amazing paintings made by her dad and granddad. She now lives, eats and paints in Scottsdale, Ariz., surrounded by her amazing children.

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Fry Bread
Children / Teens
Roaring Brook Press
October 2019
ISBN 9781626727465
48 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal. More/less

Alma and How She Got Her Name
Children / Teens
Candlewick Press
April 2018
ISBN 9780763693558
32 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.

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Arizona Daily Star
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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
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Stocker Foundation
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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