March 2022

Juliet Menéndez


Juliet Menéndez is a Guatemalan American author and illustrator living between Guatemala City, Paris and New York. While working as a bilingual teacher in New York City's public schools, Menéndez noted the need for more books that depicted children like the ones in her classrooms. She studied design and illustration in Paris and now spends her days with her watercolors and notebook. "Latinitas" is her first children's book.

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Scheduled events:
Dreaming Big and Working Hard: Celebrations of Latin America
Celebrate the people of Latin America through three new books about an indigenous family in a Peruvian rainforest, the first indigenous archaeologist in Peru and a glimpse into lives of Latinitas throughout the Americás.

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children / Teens
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Panelists: Monica Brown, Juana Martinez-Neal, Juliet Menéndez
Moderator: Maria Acevedo
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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