Cynthia Harmony

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Children's Author and Translator

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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 terrifying 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

 Educational market  Early Readers

 
 

TRANSLATION: ENGLISH / SPANISH

Member of The American Literary Translators Association ALTA

Clients include:

  • Penguin Random House

  • Tucson Museum of Art

  • Ecosphere Associates

  • Siete Colores Ideas Interactivas

  • Trapiche Museo, Los Mochis

  • El Trompo Museo, Tijuana

  • Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City

  • Universidad Iberoamericana

For freelance-project inquiries please send me a message through the CONTACT FORM

 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 new museums and interactive exhibits.

My all-time favorite place to live was Playa del Carmen. Now I live in Arizona with my husband, our two amazing niños that help me pick character names, a dog, and two fish. My books explore themes of community, friendship, family bonds, art, and joy rooted in my heritage. 

In 2020, I won the "We Need Diverse Books" Picture Book Mentorship and cofound "Latinxpitch" an ongoing effort to support underrepresented voices in children's literature. 

 


 

BIO

Cynthia Harmony is an author and educational psychologist, who has created exhibits for children and science museums. Originally from Mexico City, Cynthia was awarded the 2020 "We Need Diverse Books" Mentorship and has published for the educational market. Her picture books MI CIUDAD SINGS (2022) and 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.

Photo Credit. TheoP Photography

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BOOK NEWS & EVENTS

  • LATINX KIDLIT BOOK FESTIVAL 2021

       Programing Team and Draw Off Panel Moderator

       "La Historia de los Detalles"   Dec 10th, 2021

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