March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Adriana M. Garcia


A San Antonio, Texas native, Adriana M. Garcia, is a Chicana muralist turned illustrator, which she likes to think of as mini murals for book lovers. Her debut picture book, "All Around Us" by Xelena Gonzalez, was awarded the prestigious 2018 Pura Belpré Honor for illustration and the 2018 Tomas Rivera Award among other honors. She hopes her second book, "Where Wonder Grows" by the same author will inspire young ones to spend time in nature and listen to what our elders have to say. Her newest book is "Donde Las Maravillas Crecen." As she continues the picture book path, she hopes to share her love of painting strong women as a way to honor those who have come before and those who continue to lead by example.

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Books:
Donde Las Maravillas Crecen
Children / Teens
Lee & Low Books
January 2022
ISBN 9781947627581

All Around Us
Children / Teens
Cinco Puntos Press
January 2017
ISBN 9781941026762
32 pages

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