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Lourdes Heuer is the author of nearly a dozen children's books, including board books, picture books, and chapter books. She is also a poet, translator, and college professor.

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Lourdes Heuer is the author of nearly a dozen children's books, including board books, picture books, and chapter books. She is also a poet, translator, and college professor. She is the author of the Esme! early chapter book series, featuring art by #1 New York Times Bestselling illustrator Marissa Valdez, and the picture book On this Airplane, illustrated by Pura Belpré Award Honoree Sara Palacios. Lourdes currently resides in South Florida.

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Lourdes Heuer is the author of nearly a dozen children's books, including board books, picture books, and chapter books. She is also a poet, translator, and college professor. Her debut picture book On this Airplane, illustrated by Pura Belpré Award Honoree Sara Palacios, was selected in 2023 for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and named a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year. The first book in the Esme! early chapter book series, Esme's Birthday Conga Line, with art by #1 New York Times Bestselling illustrator Marissa Valdez, was named a 2022 Chicago Public Library Best Fiction Book for Younger Readers and one of Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids of 2022.

The daughter of Cuban immigrants, Lourdes was born in Spain and immigrated to the United States as a child. She lives in South Florida with her husband, son, and many dogs.

She holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an Associate Professor of English at Broward College.

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