Born and raised in East LA, Joe received his BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach in 1992 and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. Only months after leaving school, he secured a book contract with a publisher after his first meeting and has been illustrating books ever since.
He is the illustrator of awarding-winning picture books such as What a Truly Cool World and Nappy Hair. His latest book is Swing Sisters.
Today, he shares some of books that mean a lot to him … and we asked him to pick a few favorites of his own from among his many titles. [Read more…]