TITLE: Monica Brown & Rafael Lopez: 2013 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Monica Brown, Rafael Lopez
EVENT DATE: 09/21/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 7 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez appear at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Monica Brown is a professor of English at Northern Arizona University, specializing in U.S. Latino literature and multicultural literature. She is also the author of several award-winning books for children, including "Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People" and "Waiting for the Biblioburro." Her most recent work is "Tito Puente: King of Mambo/El rey de mambo!" illustrated by Rafael Lopez.
Speaker Biography: Rafael Lopez is an illustrator who grew up immersed in the culture of Mexico City. His style is influenced by Mexican surrealism and traditional sayings and myths. He has won two Americas Awards and a Pura Belpre Honor for his children's books. Recently, he illustrated "Tito Puente: King of Mambo/El rey de mambo!" written by Monica Brown. He also illustrated the 2012 National Book Festival poster.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2013