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Cristina Oxtra
Cristina Oxtra

Cristina Oxtra is a Filipino American author. She earned an MFA in creative writing for children and young adults at Hamline University and a BA in journalism. She writes fiction and nonfiction, from picture books and chapter books to middle grade novels and graphic novels. Her books include Stephen Hawking: Get to Know the Man Behind the Theory, Stan Lee: Get to Know the Comics Creator, Tae Kwon Do Test, Tara & the Towering Wave: An Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Story, Red Riding Hood, and Keep Dancing. She is represented by BookEnds Literary and was awarded the 2019-2020 Mirrors & Windows Fellowship for indigenous writers and writers of color by the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN. A wife, mother, and military veteran, she works full-time overseeing a college readiness program that supports underrepresented students in grades 7-12.

Book Title(s):

Stephen Hawking: Get to Know the Man Behind the Theory (Capstone, 2019)

Stan Lee: Get to Know the Comics Creator (Capstone, 2020)

Tae Kwon Do Test (Capstone, 2020)

Tara and the Towering Wave: An Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Story (Capstone, 2020)

Red Riding Hood, a Manga-inspired graphic novel (Capstone, 2020)

Keep Dancing (Capstone, 2021)

Award(s) and Accolade(s):

Recipient of 2019-2020 Mirrors & Windows Fellowship for indigenous writers and writers of color at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN

Pronouns:
She/her
Identity:
Filipino-American, First generation
Age Categories:
Chapter Book, Middle Grade, Picture Book
Genres:
Fantasy , Graphic Novel, Non-Fiction, Biography, Historical, Magical Realism
Publicity Information:
crisoxtra@gmail.com

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