February 7, 2019
ARTS WALK FOR BOOK LOVERS WITH ISABEL QUINTERO
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide follows photographer Graciela Iturbide from her birth in 1942 in Mexico City, through a tragedy endured as a young mother, to her travels as a successful artist to Juchitán, Los Angeles, Frida Kahlo’s home, and many more locations. Graciela’s story excites young readers and budding photographers, inspiring them by her resolve, ability, and curiosity.
Isabel Quintero is a writer and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces (Cinco Puntos Press, 2014), her first YA novel, was the recipient of several awards including the William C. Morris Award for Debut YA and the California Book Award Gold Medal. She has also written a chapter book series for young readers, Ugly Cat and Pablo (Scholastic, Inc.). Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty Publications, 2018) received the Boston Globe Horn Book Award. Her picture book, My Papi has a Motorcycle, is forthcoming from Kokila, May 2019. Isabel also writes poetry and essays. Her work can be found in The Normal School, Huizache, The Acentos Review, As/Us Journal, The James Franco Review, and other publications.