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Luisa Uribe

Luisa is an illustrator living in Bogotá, Colombia.

She graduated as a graphic designer from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and received her MA in Art and Design from the University of Loughborough. Luisa’s primary passion is children’s books, although she gathers inspiration from all kinds of sources.

Luisa Uribe is represented by James Burns — to work with Luisa please email James

Awards

“For all collections, this is a heartwarming tale with a simple yet critical message of respecting the pronunciation of an individual’s name and honoring the importance of identity and cultural heritage.”

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” This lovely celebration of African American culture, featuring a Muslim family, offers a fresh way to look at the tradition of creating new names; Momma says, “Made-up names come from dreamers. Their real names were stolen long ago so they dream up new ones. They make a way out of no way, make names out of no names—pull them from the sky!” A glossary notes the origins and meanings of the names included in the text, with a note to always listen closely to how a person pronounces their name. The dynamic, pastel-hued illustrations reflect energy and strength.”

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