Books by Juana Martinez-Neal

Photo by Jade Beall

  • Fri
    5:30 pmNew York, NY

    Join me for an Author Storytime at Bank Street Bookstore. I'll be reading Babymoon (Candlewick, written by Hayley Barrett) to celebrate it's release. A signing will follow.

    Bank Street Bookstore is located at 2780 Broadway (at West 107th Street) in New York, NY. For more info visit the event page on their website.

  • Sat
    New York, NY

    The Color of Children's Literature Conference

    Join us at the CUNY Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan as we prepare to honor Walter Dean Myers' legacy with a conference that celebrates and supports our voices, our stories, our truth. Kweli's spring conference is an excellent opportunity for Indigenous and POC writers and illustrators to learn, get inspired and network with others in the industry.

    Early Bird Registration is open now and ends on November 15th! REGISTER NOW

    For more information, please visit The Color of Childrens Literature Conference.

    Panels and Events
    Saturday, April 6
    9:15 – 10:00 am
    C. Illustrated Books and Nonfiction Track
    Picture This
    Three internationally recognized illustrators and one photographer talk about their distinct approach to telling powerful stories with an arsenal of 2B pencils, oil paint, and a sharp camera eye. Featuring: Rafael Lopez, EB Lewis, Juana Martinez-Neal, Neela Vaswani; moderated by Jasmin Rubero.

    10:15 – 11:00 am
    C. Illustrated Books and Nonfiction Track
    Trusting the Process: Picture Book Writers & Illustrators
    Featuring: Carole Lindstrom & Michaela Goade, Kevin Mailliard & Juana Martinez-Neal and Andrea Loney; moderated by Connie Hsu.

  • Sat
    11:00 amPhoenix, Arizona

    Changing Hands has partnered with The Newton—home of our Phoenix store and First Draft Book Bar—to celebrate Children's Book Week by featuring artwork from local illustrators, including Caldecott Honor Winner Molly Idle (Pearl), Mikela Prevost (Let's Have a Dog Party), Stevie Lewis (Lost in the Library) and Caldecott Honor Winner Juana Martinez-Neal (Babymoon).

    The exhibit will be up for the month of May, with a family friendly illustrator reception on Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 12pm.

    Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 300 W Camelback in Phoenix, Arizona. For more info visit:

  • Thu
    Tempe, Arizona

    El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros is a national day of tribute to children, literacy, and culture most often celebrated through local events in Southwestern communities. It is a celebration of children and the importance of advocating literacy for youth of every language and every ethnic background.

    The purpose of the event is to create a space for elementary and high school students to partake in a variety of multicultural and multilingual literacy-based reading and writing activities, while enjoying stories from their favorite storytellers and authors. This is a true celebration of culture, language, and literacy.

    The Department of English presents the Ninth Annual Día De Los Niños / Día De Los Libros celebration of kids, language, and culture. Special guests include Duncan Tonatiuh (keynote), Austin Aslan, Ryan Dalton, Tom Leveen, Juana Martinez-Neal, Amy Nichols, Aprilynne Pike, Amy Nichols, and Reyna Grande.

    The event is for kids in 6-12th grades and attendees must be sponsored by their schools (teachers must register and accompany their students).

    More details to come.

  • Wed
    Honesdale, PA

    You’ve launched your career – now what? Discuss, dissect, collaborate, and grow.

    This workshop is for published authors and illustrators to have time to talk about their careers, challenges, deadlines, and upcoming projects. With this workshop, we are aiming for meaningful conversation about how to continue to push the boundaries of our work. How do we acknowledge the power of our recurring themes and at the same time find ways to break new ground and find innovation?

    Please note that there is an application process for this workshop.
    After you register and pay your $200 deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the application you will need to fill out.

    Authors and illustrators interested in this retreat must list the following when applying:
    - Two or more titles of your own published work.
    - A short paragraph indicating ways in which you hope to grow as a writer or illustrator.

    The application deadline is July 1, 2019. Decisions will be made soon after the application deadline.

    Faculty: Jennifer Jacobson, Renée Watson, Juana Martinez-Neal and Gareth Hinds.

    For more information and to sign up for the workshop, please visit the Highlights Foundation's Workshop event page.

  • Sat
    Buffalo, NY

    Details to come.

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