The Museum of the Americas [Museo de las Américas] and Ediciones SM will present an exhibition of original illustrations by Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell for a new poetry collection by Georgina Lázaro León, ¿Y por qué? The show opens on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Museum of the Americas, located at the Ballajá Barracks in Old San Juan.
Niévelyn Santos Santana will present the book, in conversation with the author and artist. [RSVP Weida Ruíz at Info@ediciones-smpr.com.]
Puerto Rican author and poet Georgina Lázaro León specializes in children’s literature. She is the author of one of my favorite children’s books in verse, El flamboyán amarillo, which I read to my son over and over when he was a toddler. She is also author of ¡Viva la tortuga!, Hay magia en la canaria, La niña y la estrella, Leyendas del Viejo San Juan, Leyendas del oeste de la isla, Pablo y su mangosta, Conoce a Pablo Neruda, Pablo (on Pablo Neruda), José (on José Martí), Federico García Lorca, Conoce a Gabriela Mistral, Juana Inés (on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz), Julia (on Julia de Burgos) and Jorge Luis Borges, among many others. All her books have been illustrated by Latin American and Puerto Rican artists (such as Antonio Martorell, Poli Marichal, María Antonia Ordóñez, and Walter Torres).
For more information, see http://georginalazaro.com/books.html