Why Libraries Count.

I found this wonderful W.P.A. poster published in the Utne Reader showing a library at the crossroads. History sure does repeat itself. Again we are facing economic challenges and we’ve all had to tighten our belts. In times like these it is more important than...

What does Colorín Colorado mean?

I want to tell you about a popular expression we have in Mexico “Colorín Colorado”. It’s something we say at the end of stories and there’s no direct translation, but it basically means and that’s the end of the story!” or...

Book Fiesta!

Winner of the 2010 Pura Belpré for Illustration. BOOK FIESTA! Written by Pat Mora. BOOK REVIEWS “Rafael López utilizes vibrant colors and applies magical realism to show that the love of reading is universal. Through a series of fanciful images, the author...

Connecting

What a great opportunity it is to travel and meet with teachers, parents, librarians, principals and especially children who love and appreciate books and making art as I do. I’ve enjoyed connecting with you in Madison, San Francisco, Tuscaloosa, Tucson, Park...

Reading is Fundamental

I wanted to share this recent article about my process from a wonderful organization RIF: Reading is Fundamental. The vision of this organization is to create a literate America in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading....