Meet the Author

Sarah Vázquez

Portrait of Sarah Vázquez

Sarah Vázquez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She and her two children now live near Boston, Massachusetts. She works in publishing and enjoys writing books for children.

Years ago, the mayor of Sarah Vázquez's hometown in Puerto Rico had an idea. He wanted to clean up the public areas, where there was a lot of graffiti. So he asked people to create murals in the highway bridges. The mayor's plan worked, and today many public areas are decorated with wonderful artwork.

In Massachusetts, Sarah Vázquez was thrilled to find some beautiful murals. Some were painted by Sony Rivera, a famous Puerto Rican artist. One was painted by the community. It was these murals that inspired the author to write The School Mural.


  • Sarah Vázquez loves all kinds of animals. She used to breed American Eskimo dogs. At one point she had two dogs, a cat, a turtle, and ten fish tanks with African cichlids!
  • This author still dreams of being either a classical pianist or an architect.

Photography Credit

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Other Books Written by Sarah Vázquez

  • Diego Rivera: An Artist's Life
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Whistle Like a Bird
    (illustrated by Francisco Mora)
  • It Sounds Like Music