Kramer, Jackie Azúa

Jackie Azúa Kramer earned her MA in Counseling in Education. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. She has received starred reviews in Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books and Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Winner of Japan’s Kembuchi Bronze Picture Book Award. Twice the recipient of Bank Street College Best Children’s Book; Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best Books”; Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Best Books”. A Junior Library Guild Selection and Parent’s Magazine Book Pick. Jackie strives to write books that meet children where they are and reflect what children see in the mirror and out of their windows.

Junior Library Guild, Gold Standard Selection. 2 time Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year. SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. Silver Medal-Parent’s Choice Award. Japan’s 31st Bronze Kembuchi Picture Book Award.

3 Fun Facts

1. I speak Spanish fluently
2. I’ve travelled to four continents
3. Worked as an actor.