Angela Cervantes is an award-winning author whose debut book, Gaby, Lost and Found, was named Best Youth Chapter book by the International Latino Book Awards and a Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of 2014. Angela’s second middle grade novel, Allie, First At Last, was released by Scholastic in Spring 2016 and received a starred-review from Kirkus. She writes from her home in Shawnee, Kansas and is presently working on her third middle grade novel.
- Angela with Las Poetas opened for El Vez at the Grand Emporium in Kansas City in 2001.
- Angela's short story, “Pork-Chop Sandwiches” is published in “Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul” in 2005.
- Angela won third place for Creative Nonfiction in the 2007 Missouri Review’s audio competition for her story “House of Women.”
- Angela’s short story “Ten Hail Marys” wins the Kansas City Voices Best of Prose Award (Whispering Prairie Press) for 2007.
- In 2008, Angela was named one of Kansas City Star Magazine’s Emerging Artists
- Angela read an excerpt from Gaby, Lost and Found,on the Unicorn Theatre stage for their “Women who write” exhibit in 2013
- Gaby, Lost and Found is released by Scholastic July 29, 2013
- Allie, First at Last is published by Scholastic March 30, 2016