Juana Medina received her education from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, she now lives in Washington, D.C., where she teaches at the Corcoran. Additionally, she has taught as a faculty member at RISD. The first winner of the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, an award given yearly by the National Cartoonists Society to a top college cartoonist in North America, Juana has illustrated books for Random House, Alfaguara Editores, and Editorial Norma. Her work has appeared from the walls of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) to jumbotron screens in Times Square. Her website is at www.juanamedina.com.
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Juana and Lucas (Candlewick, September 2016); One Big Salad: A Delicious Counting Book (Viking Books for Young Readers June 2016); Faltan 77 Días, written by Francisco Leal Quevedo (Random House Mondadori, July 2010); Dalia, written by Carolina Sanín Paz (Editorial Norma); Casa de las Estrellas, written by Javier Naranjo (Editorial Aguilar, June 2009); Primeros Auxilios para Hablar Bien Español, written by Soledad Moliner (Editorial Aguilar, June 2009); Una Gringa en Bogotá, by June Erlick (Editorial Aguilar, May 2008; Texas University Press, March 2010); Caja de Citas, by Soledad Moliner (Editorial Aguilar, Nov. 2007)