LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004

Ernesto Cisneros

A Neighbor Like You Creating Connection in Children’s Literature, Saturday, May 4, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

Ernesto Cisneros is the nationally acclaimed author of Efrén Divided. He was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, where he still teaches.  As an author, he believes in providing today’s youth with an honest depiction of characters with whom they can identify. Efrén Divided is the winner of the prestigious Pura Belpré Medal (2020), the Poppy Award in MG (2021), 2 International Latino Book Awards, as well as an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award (2021). Falling short is his sophomore book. It has garnered three starred reviews and the recipient of two International Latino Book Awards, and numerous “Best of 2022” Lists.