“Lalena was an absolute delight! Her presentation was well thought out and executed.” —Andrea Mendoza, Smith Elementary Librarian

Lalena Fisher’s (www.lalenalab.com) picture book Friends Beyond Measure: A Story Told with Infographics, was named a “Best Book of 2023” by Kirkus, the Chicago Public Library, The Horn Book, and NPR’s Science Friday; and is on the Texas 2×2 Reading List for 2024.
Lalena draws and writes in her backyard studio in Austin, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism at UT-Austin and an MFA in painting at Pratt Institute in New York. She also spent a year studying Spanish in Monterrey, Mexico. Lalena has created designs for the kids’ animated TV shows Blue’s Clues and The Wonder Pets, as well as information graphics for The Houston Chronicle and The New York Times. These experiences come together in Friends Beyond Measure (HarperKIDS), which melds social-emotional learning with STEM. In the story, Ana draws colorful charts and maps to help work through her feelings. The book was declared “a double-whammy for classroom use” by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. After hours, Lalena rocks out with her daughter as guitar-and-drums duo The Mothermold while her husband and the dog hold their ears. 

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Books by Lalena Fisher

Region: South

Categories: Picture Books