Join us for the virtual launch event for I Wish You Knew and the Spanish edition Ojalá supieras by Jackie Azúa Kramer and illustrated by Magdalena Mora (on sale 5/25/2021). Both will be in conversation with NoNieqa Ramos, author of Your Mama.
Preorder a copy of the featured books and receive limited promo prints & signed bookplates!
I WISH YOU KNEW is a heartfelt story that explores the aftermath of deportation, divided families, and the importance of community in the midst of uncertainty. This story engages kids on their level with issues they identify with, those that feel separate from their own lives, and others they hear about in the news and are surrounded by at school.
Jackie Azúa Kramer studied acting and voice at NYU and earned her MA, Queens College, Counseling in Education. Jackie has worked as an actor, singer, and school counselor. Her work with children presented her an opportunity to address their concerns, secrets, and hopes through storytelling. Now she spends her time writing children’s picture books. Jackie’s books include the award-winning The Green Umbrella (2017 Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year), If You Want to Fall Asleep, and The Boy and the Gorilla. Jackie lives with her family in Long Island, NY. When not writing, you’ll find Jackie reading, watching old movies and traveling to her family’s roots in Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Spain.
Magdalena Mora is a Minneapolis-based illustrator and graphic designer with a special interest in children's books and visual storytelling. When not drawing, she spends her free time reading, people-gawking, and trying to find the best tacos in the Twin Cities. Mostly the latter.
NoNieqa Ramos wrote THE DISTURBED GIRL’S DICTIONARY, which was a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection and a 2019 In the Margins Top Ten pick. Her debut picture book YOUR MAMA illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. Her second pb HAIR STORY illustrated by Keisha Morris releases from Lerner September 6th, 2022. NoNieqa is a proud member of Las Musas, The Soaring 20s, and PB Debut Troupe 21 collectives.