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John Parra

John Parra is an award-winning illustrator of books for young readers, including "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" by Monica Brown, named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, and "Marvelous Cornelius" by Phil Bildner, which won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Golden Kite for Picture Book Illustration. Other awards include the American Library Association Pura Belpré Honors and the Christophers Award. In 2015, Parra was invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to present a special event about his career and illustrations. His art can also be seen at the U.S. Post Office on six Forever Stamps titled "Delicioso." Parra's most recent book, "Little Libraries, Big Heroes" with author Miranda Paul, was released in fall 2019 and tells the inspiring story of the Little Free Library organization and the community heroes who support it.

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Little Libraries, Big Heroes
Children / Teens
Clarion Books
September 2019
ISBN 9780544800274
40 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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From an award-winning author and illustrator, the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol's first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around the world. More/less

One Is a Piñata
Children / Teens
March 2019
ISBN 9781452155845
$16.99, INSTORE
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