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Meet the Author

Lucía González

Watch the interview below to learn more about Lucía Gonzalez, or read a short biography about her. You can also view the interview transcript or see a selected list of her children's books.


An award-winning author, storyteller, and children's librarian, Lucía M. González is a dynamic and versatile performer who likes to work with audiences of all sizes and ages. Her presentations include string stories, puppetry, audience participation, and anecdotes about growing up in Cuba and coming to America.

Her classic Cuban folktale, The Bossy Gallito (Scholastic, 1994) was awarded the Pura Belpré Children's Literature Honor Medal by the American Library Association, and selected for New York Times' Top 20 All Time Favorite Children's Books by the "Great Children's Read." Her second book, Señor Cat's Romance (Scholastic, 1997), a collection of popular folk tales from Latin America, also received immediate recognition.

Her most recent book, The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos (Children's Book Press, 2008), is an homage to Pura Belpré, New York City's first Latina librarian, which was selected as a Pura Belpré Honor Book for both narrative and illustration in 2009.