Jose Pimienta, author portrait

Jose Pimienta

Jose Pimienta was raised in Mexicali, Baja California and now resides in Los Angeles, CA where they work on comics and storyboards for animation and film. Suncatcher was their debut YA graphic novel and ended on many 'Best of' lists. Their second graphic novel, Twin Cities received four starred reviews and Jose's work with students, in both English and Spanish, has made they a great guest at many school across the US. In their stories, they focus on the importance of Latinx culture and the experience of growing up on the border.


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Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15- October 15, and there’s no better time to celebrate Hispanic and Latino creators and characters in the comics world! Below, see some of our favorite picks for this month. Familiar faces like superheroes Miles Morales and Jaime Reyes make an appearance, but there are also great children’s titles

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YA Graphic Novels for Everyone

Written for readers 12-18, YA is one of the most creative categories in literature, blending the fantasy elements of children’s stories with the emerging adult themes of the life of a teenager. In graphic novels, there’s a wide range of YA titles available, ranging from non-fiction guides to bodies and relationships to real-world coming-of-age stories

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