Episode 82 | Nurturing Creativity and Community Relations w/ Robert Liu-Trujillo

Season #2

In today's episode, host Roberto Germán sits down with guest Robert Liu-Trujillo, author and illustrator of the captivating picture book "Fresh Juice." They delve into the inspiration behind the book, the importance of diversity in children's literature, and the significance of familial relationships. The conversation also touches on the representation of fathers of color in children's books and the benefits of community support. Join us as we unravel the storytelling and artistic process behind "Fresh Juice" and discover how it resonates with readers of all ages.

Robert Liu-Trujillo is the author-illustrator of Furqan's First Flat Top and the illustrator of many picture books, including Alejandria Fights Back. When he was a kid, his dad made fresh wheatgrass juice and his stepfather juiced fruits and vegetables. Now as a husband and father, Robert makes fresh juice for his family. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two kids. Visit him online at work.robdontstop.com


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