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," awarded the Caldecott Honor. "Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story" written by Kevin Noble Maillard was awarded a Sibert medal. Her most recent book is "Zonia's Rain Forest," set in her native Peru. Martinez-Neal 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, surrounded by her amazing children.