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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books Juana Medina

  • RInes Auditorium Portland Public Library 5 Monument Way Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

Juana and Lucas: BEST AMIGOS!

Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award winner for Juana & Lucas; and has also written and illustrated 1 Big SaladABC Pasta, and Sweet Shapes. Juana has participated in two recent anthologies: The Hero Next Door and We Are The Change. She has illustrated Smick! written by Doreen Cronin, Lena’s Shoes are Nervous by Keith Calabrese, and I’m a Baked Potato! by Elise Primavera. Juana studied and taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She lives with her wife, twin sons, and their dear dog, Rosita. Visit her at

Join Juana for a lively evening of conversation about being bi-lingual, celebrating self and creating meaningful stories about culture. Juana will also demo her drawing techniques, answer questions and sign books.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Candlewick Press. Free and Open to all.