Nydia Armendia-Sánchez

Nydia Armendia-Sánchez is a children’s book author based in California. Her debut picture book NOT FAR FROM HERE, Candlewick Press, releases this fall 2024. Other forthcoming books are FRIDA KAHLO’S FLOWER CROWN (Cameron Kids, spring 2025), and MY HUIPIL (Candlewick Press, 2026).

Nydia was awarded the Sustainable Arts Foundation Illustrated Children’s Book Award and named a finalist for the We Need Diverse Books Walter Grant.

Her storytelling is inspired by her children as well as her Guatemalan and Basque roots. Nydia strives for inclusivity and diversity in all her creative endeavors.

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