John Parra

John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine-art painter.

His children’s books have earned many awards, including the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, ALA’s Pura Belpré Honors, a Christopher Award, the International Latino Books Award, and many more.

In 2015, John was invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to present a special event about his work.

He currently lives with his wife, Maria, in Queens, New York