Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, lived in San Francisco, and now lives on the east coast. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She's delighted to still be doing both.
She is the author and illustrator of many books, including Maria Had a Little Llama, which was named an American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book. In 2016 she received her second Pura Belpré Honor for her illustrations in Mango, Abuela, and Me, written by the amazing Meg Medina. Her debut middle-grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something to Say, comes out January 2018. When Angela is not in her studio, she teaches illustration to big kids, otherwise known as adults, at the Academy of Art University.
In her downtime, Angela loves to eat albondigas, or meatballs. Her mom’s meatballs are especially the best. She also loves to lay in hammocks and daydream about her latest adventures.