John Parra

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John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine art painter. His children’s books have earned numerous awards, including the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, ALA’s Pura Belpré Honors, the Christopher Award, the International Latino Book Award, and many more. His illustration clients have included: United Airlines, The United States Postal Service, Hitachi Data Systems, Jeep/DaimlerChrysler, National Geographic, PBS, El Museo del Barrio, Boston Children’s Hospital, Chronicle Books, Penguin Random House, SCBWI, Santa Clara Magazine, Virgin Records and more. Parra’s original artwork has also been showcased and displayed in numerous gallery shows and museum exhibitions in New York, California, and throughout the United States an ...more

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos on The NY Times/NYPL Best Illustrated Books of 2017

The New York Times/New York Public Library announces, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, as one of the winners of the BEST ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF 2017. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award — and the first year of the Times’ partnership with the New York Public Library on the honor. Judged purely on artistic merit, Recipients will be honored a... Read more of this blog post »
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