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Awards

-Newbery Medal 2021- American Library Association

-Pura Belpre Medal 2021- American Library Association

-Pura Belpre Honor Award 2020- American Library Association

-Sid Fleischman Award 2020- SCBWI

-Best Books for Youth List 2020- American Library Association

-Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award 2020

Professional Bio

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Donna Barba Higuera grew up in a tiny desert town in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. Rather than wrangling dust devils, she’d spend recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book. Her favorite hobbies were calling the library’s dial-a-story over and over again and sneaking into a restricted pioneers’ cemetery to weave her own spooky tales using the crumbling headstone for inspiration. 

​Donna’s Middle Grade and Picture books reinvent history, folklore, and or her own life experience into compelling storylines. She still dreams in Spanglish.

 

​Donna lives in Washington State with her husband, four kids, three dogs and a frog. 

Her books include Lupe Wong Won't Dance, El Cucuy Is Scared, Too!, and The Last Cuentista, and have won awards including: the Newbery medal, both Pura Belpré medal and honor, PNBA best book of the year award,  and the Sid Fleischman award for best children's humor book of the year.

 

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Donna Barba Higuera's Middle Grade and Picture books reinvent history, folklore, and or her own life experience into compelling storylines. She lives in Washington State with her husband, four kids, three dogs and a frog. 

Her books include Lupe Wong Won't Dance, El Cucuy Is Scared, Too!, and The Last Cuentista, and have won awards including: the Newbery medal, both Pura Belpré medal and honor, PNBA best book of the year award,  and the Sid Fleischman award for best children's humor book of the year.

Press

Articles

Latinx in Publishing

Time For Kids

New York Times Review
Lupe Wong Won't Dance

New York Times Review
The Last Cuentista

Tor.com
Telling Our Stories: When Mexican Folklore and Oral Tradition Meet Sci-Fi

Video

Everywhere Book Fest
 

Middle Ground Book Fest

Levine Querido- Lupe Wong Won't Dance- Promo video

The Last Cuentista with Nick Thomas