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Juana Medina

Biography

Juana Medina

Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the illustrator of SMICK! by Doreen Cronin and the author-illustrator of ONE BIG SALAD. Juana Medina has studied and taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and now teaches at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Juana Medina

Books by Juana Medina

by Juana Medina - Adventure, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Humor

Juana loves many things --- drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia and especially her dog, Lucas. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems or going to dance class. And she especially does not love learning the English. Why is it so important to learn a language that makes so little sense? But when Juana’s abuelos tell her about a special trip they are planning --- one that Juana will need to speak English to go on --- Juana begins to wonder whether learning the English might be a good use of her time after all.

by Keith Calabrese and Juana Medina - Children's, Children's 4-8, Fiction, Picture, Youth Fiction

Today is a big day! Today, Lena starts kindergarten. She is very excited. But there’s just one problem… Lena’s shoes are nervous. Lena doesn’t want to miss out on her first day of school, but she can’t go without her favorite shoes! How can she convince them to be brave?