Julissa Mora is Cuban American, born and raised in Miami. Although she does not live there anymore, she loves going back to visit family and eat lots of Cuban food. She studied illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design. It is extremely important to her to portray multicultural scenes in her illustrations that represent the real world. She believes that there should be more Latin voices in the Children’s Market and she hopes to be a part of that change. She currently resides in Austin, Texas with her spunky daughter, energetic dog, and supportive hubby.
Awards / Honors
- 2023 Starred Review (School Library Journal) Baking with Mi Abuelita
- 2021 Las Musas Mentorship Program
- 2021 National Parenting Product Award Winner
- 2017 Named Best Kids Book on Amazon – Hello, Garden Bugs