Monday, June 3, 2024

New Release: Chloe's Secret by Maria Retana


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An Amazon Best Seller and a bilingual historical non-fiction picture book written in English and Spanish, released March, 2024, this book is the first of a new series, Isabella & Chloe. Author María Retana's inspiration was her collection of dolls. She and illustrator Salva Ferrando recount the tale of slavery in the South during the 1800s from a seven-year-old’s perspective. The second book of the series, Pele's Domains/Los dominios de Pele, is scheduled for a Fall 2024 release. Recommended for ages 9-12. 

Cuban native María Retana has a B.A. in Spanish and Comparative Literature from UC, Riverside. The author of more than 20 published bilingual children's books, she has published picture books, chapter books, and two graphic novels. With her 12-year-old grandson, Miles Last, she wrote and published the graphic novel, Miles & Lee and the Ghosts from the Lighthouse/ Miles & Lee y los fantasmas del faro, in March, 2023. Mrs. Retana lives with her husband, Guillermo, in Tucson. 

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