Talia Aikens-Nuñez

Talia Aikens-Nuñez is passionate about sharing with young readers the little known stories, accomplishments, and contributions of people of color from all throughout history. Aikens-Nuñez is the author of Small Nap, Little Dream, a bilingual Spanish/English picture book. She and her husband live on a river in Connecticut with their two children.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Be who you are and say how you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”– The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

To bring multicultural stories to the forefront.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Write the stories that make your heart sing.