Oliver Dominguez–What Was on His . . .
Guest Feature

Oliver Dominguez–What Was on His . . .

I have a very special guest today—Oliver Dominguez, the illustrator of Nacho’s Nachos. Oliver created an absolutely magnificent 1940s vibe for our book. From the moment you open the cover, you feel as though you’ve stepped 80 years back in time. Just look at the spread below with Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya and Roberto de los … Continue reading

Stephen Bramucci–What Was on His . . .
Guest Feature

Stephen Bramucci–What Was on His . . .

I’m excited—very excited—to welcome Stephen Bramucci to What Was on… From the very beginning, Steve has been one of the blog’s biggest fans. Anyone who has met Steve knows that he was born for this type of artful reflection and reply. Writer by trade, adventurer by spirit, Steve lives life with his arms and heart … Continue reading

Melanie Fishbane–What Was on Her . . .
Guest Edition / Melanie Fishbane

Melanie Fishbane–What Was on Her . . .

I’m thrilled to welcome Margarita Engle as our guest this week! In March, Margarita won the Nonfiction Golden Kite Award for her memoir Enchanted Air, a gorgeously-written account about growing up as a child of two cultures—the United States and Cuba. Enchanted Air has also won a Pura Belpré Award, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Poetry Award, and a […]

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John Parra–What Was on His . . .
Guest Feature / John Parra

John Parra–What Was on His . . .

In honor of the Golden Kite Awards and the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators upcoming celebration of the winners, I’m thrilled to have John Parra as our guest this week! John won the prize for his incredible illustrations for Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans, a heartwarming and inspiring story about a real-life New Orleans … Continue reading