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Carlos, The Fairy Boy


Carlos, El Niño Hada

by Juan A. Ríos Vega
Debut Author & Illustrator!!

Bilingual: English & Spanish

Intended Audience: Ages 4-11/Grades K-5

A Carnival tradition expands when a supportive abuela encourages her grandson to follow his fairy boy dreams!

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Pre-orders will be signed by the author & come with a fabulous sticker! Thanks for supporting indie presses and queer authors!!

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Carlos is thrilled to travel to Panama’s countryside with his parents. He is most excited about the Carnival stories his parents tell him. But when Carlos wants to join his cousins as fairies on the queen’s float he finds out that boys are not allowed. Thankfully, he has a brilliant abuela with a bright idea!artwork from Carlos, The Fairy Boy/Carlos, El Niño Hada by/por Juan A. Ríos Vega

A tale of family support, Carlos, the Fairy Boy expands a Carnival tradition to include a young boy while bringing light to the talented men who make the queen’s gowns gorgeous.

Juan A. Ríos Vega

About the Author & Illustrator

Juan A. Ríos Vega is a queer Latinx educator and researcher from Panama who loves to make things, especially puppets. This is his first children’s book and he’s already dreaming up his next one! He currently teaches in the Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership at Bradley University and is an active member of AJAAS (Association for Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship).

Weight 14.5 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × .25 in
Date of Publication

Fall 2020

No. of Pages

40 pages



Intended Audience

Children Ages 4-11/Grades K-5


JUV060000 – Juvenile Fiction / LGBT


Bilingual English/Spanish

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