Jarod Roselló

Cindy Seip

Jarod Roselló is a Cuban-American cartoonist, writer, and educational researcher from Miami, Florida. He is the author of the graphic novel, The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found, (Publishing Genius Press) and the chapbook, The Star. His short fiction and comics have been published in various publications including The Rumpus, Hobart, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sonora Review, and The Collagist. His childhood and educational research has been published in Bank Street Occasional Papers, International Review of Qualitative Research, and Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. He teaches comics and fiction in the creative writing program at the University of South Florida. In Red Panda and Moon Bear (Top Shelf), Roselló´s first book for young readers, two Latinx kids, the title characters, battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and some very special hoodies. Together, this sister and brother superhero team rescue lost cats, face evil dogs, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mami and Papi get home. But lately, the mysteries have been extra mysterious. All of their powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps! It’ll take all their imagination — and some new friends — to uncover the secret cause behind all these events before the whole world goes crazy. Duncan Tonatiuh, author of Dear Primo and  Separate Is Never Equal, called Red Panda & Moon Bear “fun, wacky and heartfelt. Everyone can enjoy this adventure, but it will resonate especially with Latinx kids. I look forward to seeing more!”