Photograph by Sebastián Ramos.

Hola! I am Judith Valdés B., an author and illustrator of children's books. My first picture book as an author, "An Ofrenda for Perro," is 2024 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Honor Book, illustrated by Carlos Vélez Aguilera and published by Little Bee Books.
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"The lush illustrations—including a joyful representation of Perro’s spirit—counterbalance Benito’s sadness and invite readers to linger on each scene...
Will leave anyone grieving feeling seen and hugged." 
— Kirkus Reviews / 🌟 Starred Review

"Readers seeking realistic portrayals of healing will find a great deal to love here."
—Publishers Weekly Review