Juana Medina

Juana Medina is the author and illustrator of the Pura Belpré Award-winning chapter book Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas,_ 1 Big Salad_, ABC Pasta, and_ Sweet Shapes_. She illustrated Smick! by Doreen Cronin, Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous by Keith Calabrese, and_ I’m a Baked Potato! _by Elise Primavera. Juana has earned recognitions from the Colombian Presidency, National Cartoonists Society, and International Latino Book Awards, among others. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, she now lives in the DC area, with her wife, sons, and their dog, Rosita. Find her on Twitter @juanamedina, or on her website at http://www.juanamedina.com/.

Photo by Silvia Baptiste

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