ABOUT ANGELA QUEZADA PADRON

  • Angela Quezada Padron is a Latina author-illustrator who spent her childhood days doodling on the garage walls of her New Jersey home and summers visiting family in the Dominican Republic. She writes nonfiction, picture books, board books and middle grade novels, and she creates colorful, textured illustrations with diverse characters and heartwarming scenes. In addition, Angela works as an educator and freelance writer, illustrator and developmental editor for educational publishers. She has illustrated two trade books, “The Hero in You” with Alberto Whitman & Co. and “My Body Belongs to Me” with Free Spirit Publishing, as well as a short story “Firefighter Mom” in Cricket Magazine. She was also chosen as a semi-finalist for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award in 2014. Angela is an avid seashells collector, Broadway musical enthusiast, sports nut, and admirer of the wonder of nature and engineering marvels. Her authorial debut bilingual picture book bio MARIGOL: HOW MARIBEL DOMÍNGUEZ PROVED SOCCER IS A GIRL’S SPORT releases with Lee & Low in the summer, 2023, and her debut author/illustrator picture book bio, AS THE SEAS RISE: NICOLE HERNANDEZ HAMMER AND THE FIGHT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE releases with Atheneum Books in September, 2023. To learn more about Angela and view her portfolio, visit www.angelapadron.com. Represented by Saritza Hernandez at Andrea Brown Literary saritza@andreabrownlit.com.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Angela’s colorful, bold and textured illustrations are created using digital collage and mixed media techniques. Her compositions include a variety of diverse characters and range from funny to heartwarming. Her most influential illustrators are Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Rafael López, Ezra Jack Keats, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Yuyi Morales, David Diaz, Raul Colón, Amy June Bates, and Denise Fleming. Angela has illustrated two books – “The Hero in You” and “My Body Belongs to Me” – as well as a Cricket Magazine article and several stories for educational publishers. The highlight of her career so far was being chosen as a semi-finalist for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award in 2014 and receiving a handwritten note from Tomie himself. Her debut author/illustrator picture book bio, AS THE SEAS RISE, about environmental scientist and activist Nicole Hernandez Hammer, releases with Atheneum Books in September, 2023. View more of her work at angelapadron.com. She’s represented by Saritza Hernandez at Andrea Brown Literary agency saritza@andreabrownlit.com

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Cover

    Firefighter Mom

    (Illustration)


    Cricket

    2016