Zombies Don't Eat Veggies!

Live event featuring 2021 RI Children's Latino Book Award winners, Megan and Jorge Lacera, moderated by Anika Aldumay Denise.

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies Book cover



Join us Thursday, September 30th at 1:00pm for a special live event featuring 2021 RI Children's Latino Book Award winners, Megan and Jorge Lacera, moderated by award-winning RI author, Anika Aldumay Denise! The Laceras will be talking about their award winning picture book ZOMBIES DON'T EAT VEGGIES.

This is FREE virtual event but REQUIRES you to register via Eventbrite

20% of all sales goes to the RI Festival of Children's Books and Authors!


Jorge Lacera was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and immigrated to Miami, Florida with his Mom and Dad when he was young. He grew up drawing in sketchbooks, on napkins, on walls, and anywhere his parents would let him. After graduating with honors from Ringling College of Art and Design, Jorge worked as a visual development and concept artist for major gaming studios and entertainment companies. As a big fan of pop culture, comics, and zombie movies, Jorge rarely saw Latinx kids as the heroes or leads. He is committed to changing that, especially now that he has a son. He is a co-founder of #LatinxPitch (www.latinxpitch.com), a pitch event aimed at increasing Latinx representation in publishing. Jorge is the illustrator of the upcoming XO, EXOPLANET (November 2, 2021), written by NY Times Best-selling writer Deborah Underwood, as well as his next collaboration, THE WILD ONES (Fall 2022) with Megan Lacera.


Megan Lacera grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, with a book always in her hands. She became a writer and creator of characters and worlds for entertainment companies like American Greetings, Hasbro, and Goldieblox and later formed her own creative company where she creates original content and consults on marketing, social media, and strategic direction for start-ups and large corporations. After reading many stories to their son, Megan realized that very few books reflected a family like theirs--multicultural, bilingual, funny, and imperfect. She decided to change that by writing her own stories. Her debut picture book ZOMBIES DON'T EAT VEGGIES!/¡Los zombis no comen verduras! is the winner of multiple awards and was the first bilingual story selected for the Storyline Online platform. Her next collaboration with partner Jorge Lacera is THE WILD ONES; it hits shelves in Fall 2022.



This is the first event in the 2021 RI Festival of Children's Books and Authors!  More events will be announced soon!

This event is also part of La Feria del libro y las artes de Providence 2021 and offered in partnership with the RI Latino Books Award.



Event date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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