International Literacy Association Conference 2018


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Martí’s Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad was awarded the International Literacy Association’s 2018 Children’s and Young Adult Book Award in Intermediate Nonfiction. I headed to Austin to accept the award, and met some great people while I was there. A few photos below.

With Full Circle Literary buddy, Angela Cervantes
The Unicorn Rescue Society. I will be co-author for Book 5. 
Spotted Lee Heffernan’s book. 
Teacher and literacy advocate Colby Sharp
Lee & Low marketing director Hannah Ehrlich and author Lesléa Newman
Fellow Cuban-American children’s author Pablo Cartaya
Hannah and I had a great time!
Accepting the award for Intermediate Nonfiction
Spotted author Cheryl Keely’s picture book at the Sleeping Bear Press booth
Author Rob Sanders had quite a line for his book signing

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