Author: Lulu Delacre

Lulu Delacre is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books, several of which she also wrote or compiled. Delacre is a two-time winner of a Pura Belpre Illustrator Award Honor. She was also honored in 1998 as Maryland Woman in the Arts, and was a juror for the 2003 National Books Awards.

A native of Puerto Rico, Delacre lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and their daughter.


Book:The Storyteller's Candle

The Storyteller's Candle

Lucía M. González, Lulu Delacre

It is the winter of 1929, and cousins Hildamar and Santiago have just moved to enormous, chilly New York from their native Puerto Rico. As Three Kings’ Day approaches, Hildamar and Santiago mourn the loss of their sunny home and wonder about their future in their adopted city. But when a storyteller and librarian named Pura Belpré arrives in their classroom, the children begin to understand just what a library can mean to a community. In this fitting tribute to a remarkable woman, Lucía González and Lulu Delacre have captured the truly astounding effect that Belpré had on the city of New York.

Book:Arrorró, Mi Niño

Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games

Lulu Delacre

It's time to go to bed, and what better way to lull your child to sleep than with a tender song or gentle game? In this beautiful collection of classic Latino lullabies and games, mothers and children happily embrace and treasure their traditions while sharing the universal joy of the special bond between parent and child.

Book:The Bossy Gallito

The Bossy Gallito: A Traditional Cuban Folktale

Lucía M. González, Lulu Delacre

A Cuban folktale, relayed here in both Spanish and English, features a rooster on his way to a wedding.

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