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Books by Juana Martinez-Neal

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  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020
    New York, NY

    Art from "Babymoon" and "Fry Bread"

    Founded in 1980 by illustrators’ agent and art director Dilys Evans, this exhibit showcases original art from the year’s best children’s books as determined by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, and editors.

    Selected books, medal recipients, and award winners will be recognized and honored during the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, held at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, NYC), on Thursday, November 14, beginning at 6:00 pm. A full list of featured artists can be found here.

    For more info visit: societyillustrators.org/original-art-2019-exhibit

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    Sun
    10
    May
    2020
    Amherst, MA

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will honor childhood creativity and the art of illustrated literature in the upcoming exhibition Now and Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art.

    Will you grow up to be an artist? Co-curators Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka honor childhood creativity in the exhibition Now & Then, in which they display artists’ childhood drawings next to their published illustrations. The pairings inspire young visitors to make connections to their current creations—and future potential. In addition to Grace and Jarrett, the featured artists are Cece Bell, Nidhi Chanani, Jason Chin, Eric Fan and Terry Fan, Julie Flett, Jeff Kinney, Elisa Kleven, Barbara Lehman, Rafael López, Oge Mora, Juana Martinez-Neal, Raúl the Third, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, Evan Turk, and Tillie Walden.

    This exhibit will be featured in The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s Central Gallery from December 14, 2019 through May 10, 2020. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is located at 125 West Bay Road in Amherst, MA 01002. For more information visit carlemuseum.org.

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020
    Wed
    04
    Mar
    2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pmSan Antonio, TX

    Caldecott Honor Award-Winning Author Juana Martinez Neal is coming to speak at UIW on March 3rd at 6pm in the Library Auditorium. She will be discussing her semi-autobiographical book, Alma and How She Got Her Name, which has the message that “we are everyone that came before us, and at the same time we are uniquely ourselves.”

    Martine-Neal, a Peruvian American, also just illustrated Fry Bread: A native American Family Story in 2019 and La Princesa and the Pea in 2017. Please join Women’s and Gender Studies and the English Department for this special UIW Women’s History Month event.

    The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, visit www.uiw.edu/ada. The University of Incarnate Word is located at 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209. For more info, call 843-693-8249.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020
    Tucson, AZ

    Event Canceled

    "Tucson Festival of Books" is held at the University of Arizona, located at 1430 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85721. For more information visit: tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

    Signings and Events
    Sunday, March 15th
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm Fry Bread: The Making of an Indigenous Book
    Location: Education Room 333
    Moderator: Celeste Trimble
    Panelists: Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal, Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press)
    The author and illustrator of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, a picture book based on the author's Seminole family traditions, share their close collaboration and the story of how the book evolved and changed over time. Since the book was based on the author's Seminole family traditions, the illustrator faced challenges to balance authenticity with artistic vision.

    12:30 - 12:55 am Book signing to follow
    Location: Children / Teen Signing Area

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Storytime: Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
    Location: Story Blanket Tent
    Enjoy a story read by Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal, the author and illustrator of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story.
    An informal signing will happen at the end of the story, right on the blanket.

    2:30 - 3:30 pm Critique and Collaboration as Illustrators
    Location: Education Room 453 World of Words
    Moderator: Deb Browning
    Panelists: Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle
    Two illustrators share their process of working together as critique partners. This session will occur in Room 453, Worlds of Words, using the special exhibition of original illustrations from their books to illuminate their process of collaboration and critique.

    3:30 - 3:55 pm Book signing to follow
    Location: Children / Teen Signing Area

    4:00 - 5:00 pm Draw-Off: “On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw”
    Location: Education Kiva 211
    Moderator: Adam Rex
    Panelists: Lisa Brown, Goldfish Ghost (Neal Porter Books); Josh Cochran, Drawing On Walls: A Story of Keith Haring (Enchanted Lion Books); Decur, When You Look Up (Enchanted Lion Books); Molly Idle, Pearl (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); Juana Martinez-Neal, Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press); Michael Rex, Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots (Nancy Paulsen Books); Eric Velasquez, Octopus Stew (Holiday House)
    This interactive session is a competition between illustrators to complete a drawing that incorporates suggestions from the audience.

    5:00 - 5:30 pm Book signing to follow
    Location: Education Kiva 211

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020
    10:00 amPhoenix, AZ

    Event Canceled
    Cover of Alma

    Join us at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix for a special storytime with the author and illustrator of Fry Bread.

    Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, was recently awarded the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Medal and the American Indian Youth Library Award Picture Book Honor. Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpré Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 300 West Camelback Road, Suite 1 in Phoenix, AZ.

    For more information and to order copies of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, visit: changinghands.com/fry-bread/

  • Thu
    16
    Apr
    2020
    4:30 - 6:00Tucson, AZ

    Event Postponed - Date TBD
    WOW at University of Arizona

    Join Worlds of Words for a reception for our current exhibit with special guests, award-winning illustrators, Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle!

    How is art influenced by other people? The current exhibition at Worlds of Words, a curation of global children’s literature located at the University of Arizona, tries to answer this question. Housed in the Kathy G. Short studio, the professional relationship between two award-winning and Arizona-based author-illustrators, Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle, is highlighted in a showcase of their original art and published works.

    The exhibit itself focuses on the core of this professional partnership, with the title: “Critique to Support & Stretch: A Conversation between Juana Martinez-Neal and Molly Idle.” Their relationship is self-described as one of equals, built on mutual respect and encouragement to explore new ideas. To this effect, the walls of the studio display an intermingling of framed original art from a variety of their projects, highlighting the influence of one artist on the other. The soft, comforting colored-pencil illustrations of Martinez-Neal’s work sits side-by-side with the bright hues and fairytale aesthetic of Idle’s portfolio.

    The exhibit can be visited at Worlds of Words, Room 453 in the College of Education of the University of Arizona -- 1430 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85721.

    RSVP to wow@email.arizona.edu preferred, but not required. This event is free and open to the public. Event details may change. To request disability-related accommodations that would ensure your full participation in this event, please email wow@email.arizona.edu or call 520-621-9340. Free parking is available at the surface parking lot north of the intersection of First and Vine. Paid parking is available at the Second Street Garage next door to the College of Education. WOW is located just off the 2nd St. streetcar stop.

  • Wed
    22
    Apr
    2020
    Thu
    23
    Apr
    2020
    Visalia, CA

    Event Canceled

    More details to come.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    Virtual Event

    Everywhere Book Fest

    More details to come.

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    Sun
    03
    May
    2020
    Virtual Event

    Everywhere Book Fest

    More details to come.

  • Thu
    11
    Jun
    2020
    Virtual Event


    From Illustrating to Writing: How Two Illustrators Made the Transition into Writing

    Pura Belpré Honoreé and creator of Stella Diaz Has Something to Say, Angela Dominguez, and Caldecott Honor winner and creator of Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal, team up for an eye-opening discussion about their publishing careers.

    Both Angela and Juana started writing after making their mark in children’s books by reinterpreting traditional fairy tales. They will share how they write from an illustrator’s perspective and how they include their personal lives in their work. Join this In Conversation brought by The Author Village.

    In Conversation with Angela Dominguez and Juana Martinez will happen on Thursday, June 11th at 3pm EDT /5pm PDT.

    Register TODAY!
    A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit RAICES.

  • Mon
    22
    Jun
    2020
    Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020
    Winchester, VA

    Event Canceled

    Book It Forward: The Lasting Legacy Of Literature

    For the past 34 years, the Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University has been striving to share with teachers and librarians the best that children’s literature has to offer. Join us for this year’s 35th annual conference and study with the highly talented authors and illustrators who will be presenting.

    Dates
    June 22-26, 2020 | 9 am-4 pm

    Location
    Halpin-Harrison Hall (HHH), 2nd floor
    Shenandoah University, Winchester Campus
    600 Millwood Avenue Winchester, VA 22601

    Check-in
    Monday, June 22, 2020 | 7:30-8:45 am

    For more info visit: Shenandoah University Children's Literature Conference. Contact infoclc@su.edu if you would
    like more information as it becomes available.

    More details to come.

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020
    Mon
    29
    Jun
    2020
    VIrtual Event

    More details to come.

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020
    10:00 amVirtual Event


    Join me as we read my new book, "Swashby and the Sea" (Houghton Mifflin Hartcourt) written by Beth Ferry. We'll have a fun playdate afterwards.

    Saturday Playdate is an event organized by Changing Hands Bookstore. The event will be available on Changing Hands' Instagram Live on Saturday, July 11th at 10 am PDT.

  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2020
    Youngstown, OH

    Event Canceled
    More details to come.

  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2020
    Boise, ID

    Event Canceled

    More details to come.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    Virtual Event

    More info to come.

  • Fri
    13
    Nov
    2020
    Sat
    14
    Nov
    2020
    Findlay, OH

    More details to come.

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    22
    Nov
    2020
    Virtual Event

    More details to come.

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