I meet all three illustrators of books I’ve translated at the opening of an exhibit of works by the Brazilian-Portuguese artist Yara Kono.
Meeting the Illustrators
A Moving Target: Historical Research and Gentrification
Returning to Portugal and Seeing the Changes
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A walking tour through the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood where my main character lived 50 years ago.
Thoughts on returning to Portugal, seeing the changes, and researching a historical novel that takes place there in 1966.
My morning in Staten Island, speaking to the students and staff at Passages Academy as part of a program sponsored by PEN and Literature for Incarcerated Teens.
I describe how I built my second Lego modular MOC, a deli with a duplex apartment upstairs.
A write-up of the PEN World Voices Festival highlighting the Tomás Rivera Award and the need for better representation of Mexican Americans in children’s books.