Sara Palacios, award willing children's book illustrator, is visiting the César Chávez branch of the Oakland Public Library on Saturday, August 24 at 3:30. She will share illustrations from her books and answer questions regarding how she creates her images.
Sara Palacios is the recipient of the 2012 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor for her work on Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/MarisolMcDonald no combina (Children's Book Press, 2011), which has been described as "vibrant" and "eclectic." A native of Mexico, Sara graduated from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana with a degree in Graphic Design. She also obtained an Associated Degree in Artistic Illustration from la Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, and another one in Digital Graphic Techniques from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico. After graduation in Mexico, she was the recipient of a portfolio grant from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she earned her BFA and MFAdegrees in Illustration . She works with several publishing houses both in Mexico and the US. She works with a variety of media such as collage, ink, and digital artwork.