Juana Martinezneal

Juana  Martinezneal

Juana Martinez-Neal is an illustrator of children's books, notably La Princesa and the Pea, which won the Pura Belpre Prize. Alma and How She Received Her Name, which was won the Caldecott Honor in 2018, was her first book. Juana grew raised in Lima, Peru, surrounded by great meals served by her mother and amazing paintings created by her father and grandfather. She now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she eats, paints, and spends her time with her wonderful children.