Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Celia C. Perez  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Miami, Florida

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Illinois Connection

Perez lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Celia 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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


The First Rule of Punk

  • Best Books List, NPR, 2017
  • Best Books List, Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature, 2017
  • Fanfare List, Horn Book, 2017
  • Best of List, School Library Journal, 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

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (No)

    Publicist Kaitlin Kneafsey at Penguin Young Readers Contact Literary Agent Stefanie Von Borstel at Full.