Anika Aldamuy Denise – Planting Stories

Anika Aldamuy Denise writes stories that tickle her funny bone, tug her heartstrings, feed her curiosity, and celebrate her bicultural Puerto Rican-Italian heritage.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpréillustrated by Paola Escobar, received a 2020 Pura Belpré Author Honor, an NCTE 2020 Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction.

Bunny in the Middle is a joyful picture book that celebrates middle children and sibling love. This book is created by the husband and wife team of Anika (author) and Christopher Denise (illustrator). 

Love Letter, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins is an endearing picture book that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place.

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