LOC Panel Discussion with the Children’s authors: https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10919/

Celia C. Pérez is the daughter of a Mexican mother and a Cuban father.  Her debut book for young readers, The First Rule of Punk (Viking / Penguin), was a 2018 Pura Belpré Award Honor Book, a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards honor book, and a winner of the 2018 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, a Junior Library Guild selection, and was included in several best of the year lists including the Amelia Bloomer List, NPR’s Best Books of 2017, the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books, the New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids, School Library Journal’s Best of 2017, The Horn Book Magazine’s Fanfare, and ALSC’s Notable Children’s Books. 

Learn more from her website: http://celiacperez.com/test-about

Hear from the Author:

Author Celia Pérez on challenging assumptions about what it means to grow up Latino

Check out Celia’s interview with NPR: https://www.npr.org/2022/08/16/1117762267/author-celia-perez-on-challenging-assumptions-about-what-it-means-to-grow-up-lat

An Educator’s Guide to Tumble – provided at Celia’s website:


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