Zara González Hoang is the illustrator of several picture books, including A New Kind of Wild, Mi Casa Is My Home, and Gato Guapo. She grew up in a little bungalow in the frozen tundra of Minnesota. Surrounded by snow, she spent her days dreaming, doodling, and listening to the colorful stories of her dad’s life growing up in Puerto Rico while navigating her place as a Puerto Rican Jew in a sea of Scandinavians. (She’s still figuring that out.) These days, she lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband, their kids, and a curly coated corgi named Ziggy.