Institut Ramon LLull

Rocio Bonilla takes part in the Bay Area Book Festival 2023

Literature.  Berkeley, CA, 25/03/2023

Author, artist, and educator Rocio Bonilla joins The Bay Area Book Festival 2023 all the way from Catalonia, in Spain. She’ll first read from her book In the Neighborhood in the Story Time Circle, and then lead kids and families in Creativity (on) Center through a fun art activity related to her book.

Who are the people in your neighborhood? In Rocio Bonilla’s In the Neighborhood, they might not be people at all! From Camila the chicken to Pepe the ogre, everyone in this fantastical neighborhood finds something to complain about—until a crisis forces them to depend on one another to find solutions.

With the support of Institut Ramon Llull.

About Rocio Bonilla

Rocio Bonilla (Barcelona, 1970) graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. She began his career through various disciplines such as painting, muralism, photography and pedagogy.

Fascinated by the children’s world, in 2011, Bonilla entered the publishing field as an illustrator and debuted as an author in 2014 with The odd bird, her first solo picturebook. As a mother of three, she is continually fascinated by the unique and extraordinary universes that children create.

To date, Bonilla has published over fifty titles, including The Highest Mountain of Books in the World, Little Bro, Big Sis, In the Neighborhood, and an international success with more than 400,000 readers worldwide, What color is a kiss?

Rocio Bonilla's books have been translated into more than 30 languages and received several awards.

About The Bay Area Book Festival

The Bay Area Book Festival is the main project of the Foundation for the Future of Literature and Literacy,
a California non-profit organization created to present the festival and related events.

The mission of the Bay Area Book Festival is to celebrate a wide spectrum of literary voices, nurture literary culture and community, cultivate literacy, and promote great literary work, with special attention to work that engages with pressing social issues. In recognition of the myriad social and economic barriers to literary participation, BABF strives to present programming that highlights the voices of marginalized communities and engages with issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and belief. 


Bay Area Book Festival 2023

Rocio Bonilla:

In the Neighborhood (Story Time)

Sunday, May 7, 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Story Time Circle

In the Neighborhood (Activity)

Sunday, May 7, 1:45pm - 2:30pm

Creativity (on) Center

Ages 3–7

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