Three-time Pura Belprá Award honoree Lulu Delacre has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1980. The New York Times bestselling artist was born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents. Delacre says her Latino heritage and her life experiences inform her work. Her 40 titles include "Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America," a Horn Book Fanfare Book in print for 30 years. Her bilingual picture book, "¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado/Unveiling the Cloud Forest" and her story collection, "Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos" have received multiple starred reviews and awards. Among her latest works of illustration are "Turning Pages" by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and "Rafi and Rosi Music!" Delacre has lectured internationally and served as a juror for the National Book Awards. She has exhibited at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and the Zimmerli Art Museum among other venues. Reading is Fundamental honored her with a Champion of Children's Literacy Award.