Illustrator

Rafael López

Biography

Rafael López won Pura Belpré medals for Drum Dream Girl and Book Fiesta, and has also received three Pura Belpré honors, two Américas Book Awards, and the 2017 Tomás Rivera Children’s Book Award and Society of Illustrators Original Art Silver Medal. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, American Illustration Annual, Graphic Design USA and Huffington Post. He’s a founder of San Diego’s Urban Art Trail movement, created seven US Postal Stamps, and created official posters for the ‘08 and ‘12 Obama-Biden campaigns.

Year We Learned to Fly
I'll Meet You in Your Dreams
Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems
Just Ask!
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
The Day You Begin
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo
The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred
Year We Learned to Fly
I'll Meet You in Your Dreams

Most Popular Rafael López Books

    The Day You Begin
    Rafael López, Jacqueline Woodson
    Just Ask!
    Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López
    Year We Learned to Fly
    Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López
    Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
    Margarita Engle, Rafael López
    Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
    F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell, Rafael López
    Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
    Margarita Engle, Rafael López

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Collaborators

Jacqueline Woodson
Sonia Sotomayor
Margarita Engle
F. Isabel Campoy
Theresa Howell
Jessica Young
Naomi Shihab Nye
Monica Brown
Samantha R Vamos

Book Dedications by Rafael López

  • To Santiago, Moon whisperer
    The Day You Begin

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