Lulu Delacre

Lulu Delacre is an award-winning author and illustrator whose works include chapter books, picture books, YA books, and collections of songs and nursery rhymes. She has written and illustrated many of her books and also illustrated books by other authors, including The Storyteller's Candle by Lucía González and the acclaimed Turning Pages by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Books by This Author

Rafi and Rosi: Pirates

Age Level: 6-9
Language: English, Spanish

In this new book in the popular Dive Into Reading: Rafi and Rosi chapter book series, Rafi and his younger sister, Rosi, are excited to visit El Morro Fort, the four-hundred-year-old fortress that guards the entrance to San Juan harbor. At the fort they pretend to be pirates, engage in a fierce battle, and learn about Roberto Cofresi, Puerto Rico's most famous pirate. As they go deeper into the fort they discover a gleaming, hidden treasure — Spanish gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight — hidden in the inner reaches of the fort's kitchen.

Salsa Stories

Age Level: 6-9

When Carmen Teresa receives a blank journal on New Year's Day, she begins filling it with tales and memories from her loved ones. Finding that food is the common thread, the journal becomes a cookbook of stories, infused with Latin American flavor. Gentle lessons are conveyed along the way in this lovely book. Available in Spanish and English versions.

Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos

Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos
Age Level: 14-16

Acclaimed author and Pura Belpré Award honoree Lulu Delacre’s beautifully illustrated collection of twelve short stories is a groundbreaking look at the diverse Latinos who live in the United States. In this book, you will meet many young Latinos living in the United States, from a young girl whose day at her father’s burrito truck surprises her to two sisters working together to change the older sister’s immigration status, and more.

¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z!: Descubriendo el bosque nublado/Olinguito, from A to Z!: Unveiling the Cloud Forest

Olinguito, de la A A La Z! Descubriendo el Bosque Nublado / Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest
Age Level: 6-9

With lyrical text in both Spanish and English, we travel to the magical world of a cloud forest in the Andes of Ecuador. We discover the bounty of plants, animals, and other organisms that live there as we help a zoologist look for the elusive olinguito, the first new mammal species identified in the Americas since 1978. Not your usual ABC book, the alphabet works as an organizing feature and provides children with a vehicle to encounter rich vocabulary as they learn about a unique environment.

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Turning Pages

Illustrated by: Lulu Delacre
Age Level: 6-9

As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends, and her teachers. They helped her to connect with her family in New York and in Puerto Rico, to deal with her diabetes diagnosis, to cope with her father's death, to uncover the secrets of the world, and to dream of a future for herself in which anything was possible.