Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia (Anniversary)
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About the Author
Carmen Lomas Garza is one of the most prominent Mexican American painters working today. Born and raised in Texas, she now lives in San Francisco, California. Her paintings have traveled all over the United States and Mexico in numerous exhibitions. Visit her website at carmenlomasgarza.com.
Pat Mora is the celebrated Latina author of forty award-winning children's poetry and prose picture books. A lifelong literacy advocate, she founded Children's Day, Book Day (El día de los niños, el día de los libros) to celebrate children and motivate them to become readers with daily support from families, teachers, and librarians and annual festivities on April 30. Mora lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her online at patmora.com.
"Family Pictures is a visual feast, and an aural delight." -- School Library Journal
"A beautiful book distinguished by the clean, crisp style and bright, harmonious colors of its art." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Look again, and again, and again--for the haphazard detail of these loving snapshots emerges slowly, and is worth searching for." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Readers of various ethnic origins should use this exemplary bilingual book as a litmus test for exploring diversities of multicultural lifestyles; Family Pictures will shed some much-needed light on society's cultural barriers." -- Publishers Weekly
"An honest portrayal of a culture rarely seen in children's books, and every page offers a lot to look at." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Notable Children's Book, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
National Book Festival - Texas, Library of Congress Center for the Book