Jacqueline Alcántara

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Jacqueline Alcántara is the award-winning illustrator of The Field and its companion Climb On!, both written by Baptiste Paul (NorthSouth), Freedom Soup, written by New York Times bestselling author Tami Charles (Candlewick), Jump at the Sun, written by Newbery Honoree Alicia D. Williams (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books), and Your Mama, written by NoNieqa Ramos (Versify), which was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. Her works have received multiple starred reviews and been named Best Books of the Year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness and The Horn Book, among others. Forthcoming books include Jam, too? written by JaNay Brown-Wood (Nancy Paulsen Books), Ordinary Days, written by Angela Joy (Roaring Brook Press), Wifredo’s Jungle, written by Newbery Honoree Margarita Engle (Abrams), and Tíos and Primos, her debut as author and illustrator.

Jacqueline created the artwork for the Chicago Women’s March “Ladies Marching” poster, and has done editorial work for the Obama Foundation, NPR, The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Foundation for Women, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Elle Decor, and the University of Chicago, among others. She spends her days drawing, teaching, rehabbing houses, and adventuring with her dogs. She is fueled by dance music, carbs, and coffee, and has a boundless interest in learning new skills and taking on new challenges.

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Chapter Books
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Adult Editorial Illustration
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