Zen and the Art of Writing in America - Celia Pérez
An online arts series hosted by Miami Writer Pablo Cartaya featuring contemporary writers creating in a multicultural world. Presented with FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios.
Presenting, Celia Pérez
Celia C. Pérez’s debut novel, The First Rule of Punk, was a 2018 Pura Belpré Award Honor Book, a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, a winner of the 2018 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Awards and was named to several best of the year lists including NPR's Best Books of 2017, the Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books, and the New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids. Her second book for young readers, Strange Birds, is an Association of Library Services to Children Notable Children's Book and was named to several best of the year lists including Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Books of 2019, and the Washington Post's Best Children's Books of 2019. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. She lives in Chicago with her family where she works as a community college librarian. She is originally from Miami, Florida.