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Angela Dominguez

Author & Illustrator

Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides on the east coast.

She is the author and illustrator of several books for children including Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. In 2016, she received her second Pura Belpré Honor for her illustrations in Mango, Abuela, and Me (written by Meg Medina). Her debut middle grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something to Say, was published in January 2018.

When Angela is not in her studio, she teaches at the Academy of Art University, which honored her with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013.

As a child, Angela loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both.

Learn more about Angela Dominguez on her website.


 

Q&A WITH Angela Dominguez

Q1: OUR THEME THIS YEAR IS HERE'S AN IDEA! WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE SPACE FOR PONDERING IDEAS?

Angela: My favorite place to ponder ideas is outdoors. I'm usually sitting in the sun or taking a stroll when a great idea strikes!

Q2: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?

Angela: It was a tie between history and art.

Q3: WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN TO DO?

Angela: There are many things! I'd like to learn to ride a bike well and successfully make my own English muffins.

Q4: WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU WANTED TO BE AN AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR?

Angela: In some way, I always knew I wanted to be an artist and a storyteller, but it wasn't until college that I decided to be an illustrator. Eventually after a few years of working, I was able to tap into my love of stories, and I became an author as well.

 

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