Carlos Aponte is an artist, designer and illustrator living and working in New York. His illustrations can be found in publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times. He's an author and illustrator of children's' books, two of which are published by Penguin Random House Books. He recently won a Pura Belpré for illustration and his book “Across the Bay” is one of The American Library Associations most notable childrens’ books for 2020. His next book is a collaboration with the photographer Alex Lubomirski and is set to be published by Candlewick Press in 2022.