Maria Mariposa

Chronicle 2023

Feather Flores at Chronicle has acquired World rights to Karla Arenas Valenti’s Maria Mariposa, a lyrical, bilingual story about a young girl who receives a gift from her home in Mexico, on her first day of school in the United States—and how she finds a way to share the magic of that gift with all those around her. Ana Ramírez González will illustrate; publication is set for fall 2023. The deal was managed by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and Andrea Morrison at Writers House for the illustrator.