• Shirley Ng-Benitez is an illustrator and author whose creative journey includes graphic design and hand-lettering. A love for all things handmade, she’s continually experimenting with traditional mediums including watercolor, gouache, pen & ink and pencils, and more recently, painted and cut-paper collage. Her work draws from a deep wish to add a little more compassion and connection to others through her art and stories for all. She’s a Bay Area, California native living with her family and two black cats, and is thrilled to be working on her debut picture book, coming Fall 2024. Represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette/Erin Murphy Literary Agency

    Honors/Awards 2022, Bank Street Best Books of the Year, PABLO’s PET by Sheri Tan, and THE PROTEST by Samantha Thornhill, Lee & Low
    2021, Kirkus Best Books of 2021 for Beg. Readers, THE PROTEST, by Samantha Thornhill, Lee & Low
    2020 & 2021, AWEtober Fundraiser on Instagram, raising $16K+ for victims of the CA wildfires, and coral reef restoration efforts around the globe
    2020 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Selected illustration for The Children-Spectators Exhibit


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