Rafael Lopez and Juana Martinez-Neal

Rafael Lopez and Juana Martinez-Neal

Rafael López

Rafael López

Rafael López is the two time #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of Just Ask! Be DifferentBe Brave, Be You written by Sonia Sotomayor and The Day You Begin written by Jacqueline Woodson.

Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, Alma and How She Got Her Name, the illustrator of the Sibert Medal winner, Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, and the illustrator of the Pura Belpré medal winner, La Princesa and the Pea.

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