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Sonia Sánchez

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Award-winning illustrator SONIA SÁNCHEZ paints with both traditional and digital brushes using layers of texture in her work to evoke emotion and movement. Her debut picture book, HERE I AM (Capstone), received two starred reviews and was nominated for the Eisner Award in the category of Best Painter interior art. Sonia’s art has twice been selected for the prestigious Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. She lives with her husband, son, and a sleepyhead cat in a blue house near the Mediterranean Sea.

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Sonia’s Bookshelf:

A Crazy-Much Love
by Joy Jordan-Lake, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Amazon Two Lions, Fall 2019)

Raisins and Almonds
by Susan Tarcov, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Kar Ben, Spring 2019)

The Little Red Fort
by Brenda Maier, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Scholastic Press, 2018)
• A Texas 2×2 Reading List Selection, Texas Library Association, 2019
• A nominee for the One Book for Colorado selection, 2019
• An Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award Masterlist selection, 2019
• A Chicago Public Library  best picture books of the year selection, 2018
★ “The Little Red Hen gets an appealing girl-power update . . . Young makers of all genders will be inspired.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

The Curious Cares of Bears
by Douglass Florian, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(little bee books, 2017)

Sister Day!
by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Paula Wiseman Books, 2017)
“Sweet, upbeat, and refreshing.” —Kirkus Reviews
• a 2018 Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, 2018.

Green Green: A Community Gardening Story
by Marie Lamba and Baldev Lamba, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(FSG, 2017)
• A Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2017 selection
• CBC NCTE Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2018

The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits
by Douglass Florian, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(little bee books, 2016)
★ School Library Journal starred review
• A Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2017 selection

Here I Am
by Patti Kim, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
(Capstone / Picture Window Books, 2013)
• A KIRKUS Best Book of the Year
★ Starred review from Kirkus
*”Sánchez has captured a kaleidoscope of emotion and powerful sensations in a way children will grasp completely. It’s The Arrival for younger readers.”–Kirkus Starred Review
★ Starred review from Publishers Weekly
• Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award in the category of Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art). See the full list of nominated titles here.
• Feature on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast  blog.
• A Junior Library Guild Selection (JLG) Selection.
• Review from the New York Times Book Review.
“Kim and Sánchez bring to their lively pages the heightened perceptions of the recently arrived. From the startling whoosh of pigeons’ wings to the click of coins deposited in a parking meter to the reflective shine of the polished airport floor, everything in this new world is worth noticing. ” —NYT


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