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Angela Cervantes        

Pura Belpré Honor Award-Winning Novelist

Angela Cervantes is the author of popular novels Lead with Your Heart (American Girls book); Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring; Gaby, Lost and Found; Allie, First at Last and; Lety Out Loud, which won a 2020 Pura Belpré Honor Award. In addition to her original novels, Cervantes authored the junior novelization for Disney/Pixar’s animated-film, Coco and Disney’s animated film, Encanto.

Cervantes is a daughter of a retired elementary-school teacher who instilled in her a love for reading and storytelling. Cervantes writes from her home in Kansas City. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, running, gazing up at clouds, and taking advantage of Taco Tuesdays everywhere she goes.

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