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About Angela

Angela Quezada Padron is a Latina author-illustrator who spent her childhood days doodling on the garage walls of her New Jersey home and summers visiting family in the Dominican Republic. She writes nonfiction, picture books, board books and middle grade novels, and she creates colorful, textured illustrations with diverse characters and heartwarming scenes. In addition, Angela works as an educator and freelance writer, illustrator and developmental editor for educational publishers. She has illustrated two trade books, “The Hero in You” with Alberto Whitman & Co. and “My Body Belongs to Me” with Free Spirit Publishing, as well as a short story "Firefighter Mom" in Cricket Magazine. She was also chosen as a semi-finalist for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award in 2014. Angela is an avid seashells collector, Broadway musical enthusiast, sports nut, and admirer of the wonder of nature and engineering marvels. Her debut author/illustrator picture book bio, AS THE SEAS RISE, about environmental scientist and activist Nicole Hernandez Hammer, releases with Atheneum Books in September, 2023. To learn more about Angela and view her portfolio, visit Member of SCBWI. 


For illustration or writing projects, contact
Saritza Hernandez at Andrea Brown Literary Agency

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