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Mara Price is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books. She'll be talking to students during Reading Rock Stars about her bilingual picture book, Grandma's Chocolate/El chocolate de Abuelita, published by Arte Público Press/Piñata Books. Grandma's Chocolate received the 2011 International Latino Book Award for Best Bilingual Children's Picture Book, the 2011 San Diego Book Awards Best Children's Picture Book, and the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Special Recognition. Grandma's Chocolate is also a Tejas Star Book Award Finalist for 2011-2012. Mara is named among the LatinoStories.com 2011 Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch. She is one of the founders of Los Bloguitos, a Spanish-language blog for children. Originally from Mexico, she now resides in Southern California.