Each Tiny Spark

A nuanced novel about a neurodiverse preteen’s political and social awakening by a Pura Belpré Honor–winning author.
— Kirkus Review

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish

[Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish] shines as an exceptional story about loss and love, about redemption and forgiveness, and about learning to value one’s imperfect family.
— Rigoberto González, NBC News

Children's Books Review, August 24, 2018

Children's Books Review, August 24, 2018

Cartaya’s is a leisurely novel; the pace will not be rushed. In the era of superhero films, this is wonderful — and entirely appropriate for what is, in the end, a love song to the people of Puerto Rico.
— Gary Schmidt, NY Times

Autor desea motivar a los niños a conocer mas sobre Puerto Rico. En su nuevo libro, Pablo Cartaya recorre la Isla del Encanto.
— Luz Lazo, Septiembre 2018

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

Irresistibly exquisite.
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Pablo Cartaya’s sensational debut is a love letter to boyhood, poetry, and family. Quite simply, this is the book I’ve been waiting for.
— Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal–winning author of The Last Stop on Market Street
  • A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

  • An E.B. White Read-Aloud Middle Reader Award finalist

  • A 2018 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year

  • Amazon Best Children’s Books of 2017

  • Publishers Weekly Flying Start

  • Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2017

  • Chicago Public Library Best Book on 2017

  • NYPL Best Books for Kids 2017

  • 2017 Nerdy Book Award Winner

  • 2018 Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection

  • 2018-2019 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee

  • 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Nominee

  • Charlotte Observer Best Books of 2017 for Young Readers

  • News & Observer Best Books for Young Readers

Photos of Pablo Cartaya by Leah Wharton.