ABOUT ALEXANDRA PEñALOZA ALESSANDRI

  • Alexandra Alessandri is the award-winning author of Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!Isabel and Her Colores Go to School, and The Enchanted Life of Valentina Mejía. Her books have gone on to win several awards, including the silver medal in the 2020 Florida Book Awards, bronze medal in the 2021 International Latino Book Awards, and Honorable Mention in SCBWI Florida’s 2021 Rising Kite Awards.

    The daughter of Colombian immigrants, Alexandra is also a former associate professor of English, a writer for Curriculum Associates, and a poet. She received her BA and MA degrees in English from Florida International University and a Certificate in Fiction Writing from UCLA Extension. When not writing or teaching, Alexandra spends her time daydreaming of Colombia, relearning the piano, and planning the next great adventure with her family. She lives in Florida with her husband and son, and she is represented by Deborah Warren of East West Literary Agency. For more about Alexandra, visit http://alexandraalessandri.com.

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  • Magazine Articles
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    4 Poems

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    Young Adult Review Network

    2019

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    Where I'm From

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    Young Adult Review Network

    2017