Author & Illustrator

Juana Martinez-Neal

Biography

Juana Martinez-Neal is the daughter and granddaughter of painters. She started her story in Lima, Peru, and then moved to the United States. The winner of a 2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal is still writing the story of her life, with the help of her husband and three children, in Arizona.

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Collaborators

Christianne C. Jones
Hayley Barrett
Susan Middleton Elya
Kevin Noble Maillard
Beth Ferry

Book Dedications by Juana Martinez-Neal

  • To Victor Nicolás Martínez Gómez, my dad
    Alma and How She Got Her Name
  • To Aiden, my favorite sea captain
    Swashby and the Sea