Carmen Lomas Garza is one of the most prominent Mexican American painters working today. Born and raised in Texas, she now lives in San Francisco, California. Her paintings have traveled all over the United States and Mexico in numerous exhibitions. Visit her website at carmenlomasgarza.com.
The style and color of the illustrations... augment the sympathetic tone and gentle insight of this album-like book... a handsome sequel to Family Pictures. -- The Horn Book
The artist portrays everyday events as well as special moments of family history in crisply colorful, vibrantly peopled paintings... another sparkling family album that lovingly shares the artist's memories of the Hispanic cultural experience as lived in the Southwest. -- Booklist
After taking in this collection of childhood glimpses, one is left with an overwhelming feeling of the artist's love for her strong Mexican American extended family and community. -- San Francisco ChroniclePura Belpre Illustrator Award Honor