Meet Stella Diaz, a sweet Mexican-American girl who conquers her shyness as she prepares a presentation on marine animals for her classmates. It’s her favorite subject, but Stella’s worried she might mispronounce words and slip into Spanish. This wonderful middle grade series by award-winning illustrator Angela Dominguez, beginning with Stella Has Something to Say, is based on experiences from the author’s own childhood. With black and white illustrations throughout, and simple Spanish vocabulary integrated into the text, these charming books are ideal for aspiring young bilingual readers.
“A nice and timely depiction of an immigrant child experience.” —Kirkus Reviews
MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse: Science Class with Angela Dominguez and Maris Wicks
Join award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez (Stella Diaz series) and bestselling comics author and illustrator Maris Wicks (Astronauts) for fascinating insight into their research. Come prepared to tune up your scientific knowledge about fascinating facts and the real life figures driving scientific innovation.
Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides on the east coast. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children including Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. Recently, she received her second Pura Belpré Honor for her illustrations in Mango, Abuela, and Me written by Meg Medina. When Angela is not in her studio, she teaches at the Academy of Art University, which honored her with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. She also enjoys presenting at different schools and libraries to all sorts of ages. Angela is a proud member of SCBWI, PEN America, and represented by Wernick and Pratt Literary Agency. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She's delighted to still be doing both.