Individual Author Record
Name: Celia C. PerezPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Audience: Young Adult; Born: in Miami, Florida
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Illinois ConnectionPerez lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationCelia Perez is a community college librarian. She is a longtime zine-maker. Her zines and writing has been featured in The Horn Book Magazine, Latina, El Andar, Venus Zine, and NPR's Talk of the Nation and Along for the Ride.
Awards'The First Rule of Punk ' Best Books List, NPR, 2017 Best Books List, Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature, 2017 Best Middle-Grade Books, Kirkus Reviews, 2017 Best Books for Kids, New York Public Library, 2017 101 Great Books for Kids List, Evanston Public Library, 2017 Best of the Best Books, Chicago Public Library, 2017 Best Books List for Young Readers, University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, 2017 Middle Grade Fiction Nerdies Award, 2017 Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2017 Starred Review, Kirkus, 2017 Starred Review, School Library Journal, 2017 Indies Introduce Title, ABA, 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection, 2017 ABA Indies Introduce Title, 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick E.B. White Read-Aloud Middle Reader Award finalist Amelia Bloomer List Book Junior Library Guild Selection Publishers Weekly Flying Start School Library Journal Best Books of 2017 Horn Book Fanfare Selection Seattle Public Library Top 10 Children’s Chapter Book of 2017 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book, 2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Book, 2018 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Winner, 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor Book, 2018 CCBC Choices, 2018 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, 2018 Great Lakes, Great Reads Award, 2018 Illinois READS Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019 Strange Birds Notable Children’s Books, ALSC, 2020 Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education, 2020 Edition Rise: A Feminist Book Project List 2020 (formerly the Amelia Bloomer List) Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2020 Best Books of the Year, Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, 2019 Best of the Best Books,Chicago Public Library, 2019 Best Middle Grade Books of the Year, Kirkus, 2019 Best Children’s Books of the Year, The Washington Post, 2019 Junior Library Guild Selection Starred Review, Kirkus, 2019 Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2019 Starred Review, School Library Journal, 2019 Starred Review, Horn Book, 2019 Illinois READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020
Speaking EngagementsSpeaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Publicist: Kaitlin Kneafsey at Penguin Young Readers Email: email@example.com Literary Agent: Stefanie Von Borstel at Full Circle Literary
Selected Titles At Your Library
Strange birds :
ISBN: 0425290433. OCLC Number: 1078878955 . . After Ofelia, Aster, Cat, and Lane fail to persuade a local girls club to change an outdated tradition, they form an alternative group that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. Includes tips for beginning birders, characteristics of crystals, a cookie recipe, tips for aspiring journalists, directions for creating badges, and facts about the killing of birds for fashion.
The First Rule of Punk
ISBN: 9780425290422. OCLC Number: 965127991 . . Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.