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!
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.
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).