Meet the Author Raquel M. Ortiz
Introducing children and adults to the Afro-Latino tradition of bomba music and dancing, author and educator Raquel M. Ortiz shares another story for children ages 5-9 about her rich Puerto Rican heritage. With lively illustrations by Flor de Vita that aptly express Julia’s frustration, fear and joy, this book will help children understand that practicing whether dance steps, dribbling a ball or playing a musical instrument yields results!
Raquel is also the author of the bilingual picture books Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural, Planting Flags on Division Street, Sofi Paints Her Dreams, Vicki and a Summer of Change! and Broken Butterfly Wings.