Cynthia Harmony

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Penguin Workshop 

June 14th, 2022

After experiencing a devastating earthquake, the spirit of a charming and vibrant Mexican neighborhood might be shaken, but it cannot be broken.

As a little girl and her dog embark on their daily walk through the city, they skip and spin to the familiar sounds of revving cars, clanking bikes, friendly barks, and whistling camote carts. But what they aren’t expecting to hear is the sound of a rumbling earthquake…and then…silence.
 
With captivating text and lively, beautiful illustrations, this heartwarming story leaves readers with the message that they can choose to be strong and brave even when they are scared, and can still find joy and hope in the midst of sadness.
 
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a flicker of hope

Viking Fall 2023

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OUR WORLD: MEXICO

Barefoot Books Spring 2023

 Educational market  Early Readers

 

TRANSLATION: ENGLISH / SPANISH            EDITORIAL

Member of The American Literary Translators Association ALTA

Clients include:

  • Planet Women

  • Penguin Workshop

  • Tucson Museum of Art

  • Ecosphere Associates

  • Siete Colores Ideas Interactivas

  • Trapiche Museo, Los Mochis

  • Universidad Iberoamericana

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 ABOUT

I grew up playing tennis and waiting for my family's next trip to Acapulco. A special weekend treat included drinking a tiny bottle of Chaparrita soda at one of the downtown pebbled streets of Mexico City. Chaparrita or Chapis later became my nickname (it means shorty).

 

Research for my Master's in Education at Universidad Complutense de Madrid became a series of textbooks, my first publication in the educational market in 2008. I've also worked with artists, designers, and scientists creating interactive exhibits and educational content for new Children's Museums and Science Centers.

 

In 2020, I won the "We Need Diverse Books" Picture Book Mentorship and cofounded "Latinxpitch" an ongoing effort to support underrepresented voices in children's literature. My books explore themes of community, friendship, family bonds, art, and joy rooted in my heritage.

My all-time favorite place to live was Playa del Carmen. Now I live in Tucson, AZ with my husband, our two amazing niños that help me pick character names, a dog, and two fish. 

 


 

BIO

Cynthia Harmony is an author and educational psychologist, originally from Mexico City. She has published for the educational market and was awarded the 2020 WNDB Mentorship. Her debut picture book MI CIUDAD SINGS, in Spanish MI CIUDAD CANTA is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Her upcoming book A FLICKER OF HOPE (2023) will be released simultaneously in English and Spanish by Penguin Young Readers. 

When not writing, Cynthia can be found in a museum with her kids, dancing to a Latin beat, daydreaming of tacos, or planning her next family trip.

Member of:

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SCHOOL VISITS

Presentations in English or Spanish include:

 

  • Reading of MI CIUDAD SINGS or MI CIUDAD CANTA

  • WRITER’S TOOLBOX PRESENTATION: brainstorming ideas,

choosing settings, creating characters.

  • Optional story puzzle/craft activity for grades K-2

  • Optional creative writing activity for grades 3-5

  • Q&A

  • Book signing/ Bookplates for virtual visits. 

Now booking virtual & in-person 2022-2023 sessions

Mi Ciudad Sings and Mi Ciudad Canta are perfect for Hispanic Heritage Month,

National Library Week, Children’s Book Week, and Spanish Immersion Programs.

 For fees contact me here. Discounted rate for Title I Schools. 

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MEDIA & BLOGS
 

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PODCASTS &
Videos 

  • Explorer Tucson News

 

  • Latinx in Kidlit -The importance of Community Guest Post

EDUCATOR RESOURCES

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  • Pine Reads Review University of Arizona Chat

  • Las Musas Podcast Debut Diaries, Picture Book Edition Episode 13

  • Latinx Kidlit Book Festival 2021 Draw Off Panel Moderator

       "La Historia de los Detalles" 

  • NerdCamp PA Banned Books Edition July 15th, 2022

Meaningful Discussions through a Diverse Library 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

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  • The Word for Diversity 2022 Margins Conference and Festival Virtual Panel. Cities Come Alive: authentic lenses for diverse children who play, sing, and fly! August 7th 9am MST with Brittany Thurman and Valerie Bolling. 

  • BARRIO BOOKS TUCSON Storytime and Book Signing August 13th, 11 am

  • BARNES & NOBLE Westside Tucson Storytime and Book Signing August 20th, 11 am

  • 2022 Latinx Kidlit Book Festival

Panel: LIVE! Storytime For All Ages

October 13th, 2022

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Contact

I'm represented by James McGowan at BookEnds Literary
jmcgowan@bookendsliterary.com
 
 
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