Illustrator Rafael Lopez Rafael López is the illustrator of My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia (Rising Moon Books), a Pura Belpré Honor Book and winner of the Américas Award.

Growing up in Mexico City, Rafael was immersed by his architect parents in the rich cultural heritage and native color of street life. Influenced by Mexican muralists, he developed a bold, vital drawing style with roots in these traditions. He studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design. He is also a painter and a sculptor.

Rafael and his family divide their time between Mexico and San Diego, California.

Visit Rafael online.

Watch an interview with Rafael López.

Hear Rafael discuss The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred at

Books by Rafael López