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Welcome amigos!

Stories have been my passion since I was a little girl - whether brought to me on paper, screen, or the evergreen power of song. It's truly a dream come true to be able to share my own stories with you. Through words, I hope to change the world one reader at a time.

Mariana and Her Familia

A heartwarming picture book about a young girl on her first trip to visit her family in México. A Junior Library Guild Gold Star Selection, now available for pre-order through all major and independent outlets!

"Mancillas and Meza’s picture book is a poignant reminder that, while loved ones may not speak the same languages, their affection and care for one another transcends any human language and is a language in and of itself." - Booklist Reviews 

"A sweet look at what familia can mean." --Kirkus Reviews

"A child's uncertainty in navigating the dual identities of a bicultural upbringing is affirmingly depicted in Mancillas's insightful debut." --Publisher's Weekly

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In this thoughtful and reassuring picture book, Mónica Mancillas’s text and Betty C. Tang’s illustrations show how one child experiences anxiety and worry, providing different tools to practice mindfulness and strengthen one’s mental health.

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Stay tuned for upcoming releases!

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Mariana and Her Familia

Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins

October 4, 2022

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