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About Us


Nana and Nina are twin sisters born and raised in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Although they have decided to use the pseudonyms Nana and Nina in their literary works for simplicity, their real names are Joanne López Ponzio and Caroll López Beltrán. Joanne (Nana) has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez, while Caroll (Nina) has a Bachelor"s degree in International Business from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao and a Master's degree in Maritime Logistics from Maine Maritime Academy. Both of them have been working in their respective fields for several years, Nana in Philadelphia and Nina between Miami and Puerto Rico. They decided to take a break from their work to raise their children and this was when the idea of ​​creating a world of bilingual stories was born. The importance of reading was something their parents instilled in them since they were little and because of that, they decided to share the stories created for their sons and daughters. Although they live far from each other, Nana in Tennessee and Nina in Puerto Rico, they talk everyday and enjoy making new stories for everyone to enjoy. This year, their first book, Haciendo Olas- Making Waves won best translation from Spanish to English in the International Latino Book Awards in Los Angeles, California and won best bilingual book with their publishing house Babidi-Bú in Barcelona, Spain.




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