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About the Author
Mariana Ríos Ramírez is a Mexican author living in Anderson, South Carolina. She worked as a high school teacher and co-owned an online business before discovering her passion for writing. Mariana is a member of SCBWI, Storyteller Academy, Rate your Story, and Las Musas. Santiago's Dinosaurios is her debut picture book.
Udayana Lugo is a self-taught illustrator of mixed heritage. She has worked as a designer of a variety of things, including jewelry, auto parts, furniture and interiors, and now she is an illustrator of children's books, where she has found her true passion. She is the illustrator of Jungle Cat and Pink Is for Everybody. Udayana lives in Richmond, British Columbia.
"With compassion and insight, Ríos Ramírez chronicles the anxieties that many children feel upon attending school in a new country."--Kirkus Reviews
"The strong narrative perfectly conveys Santiago's anxiety, with his confidence building as he participates at school, surrounded by supportive teachers and kind classmates."--Booklist
2023 Best Books for Kids & Teens starred selection, The Canadian Children's Book Centre