Congratulations on the publication of PEOPLE ARE MY FAVORITE PLACES by Ani Castillo publishing today with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers!

In this bright and heartwarming book, Ani Castillo reminds us that even when we can’t visit or see our favorite people, they will always be a part of our lives. 

When a young girl isn’t able to leave her home, she reflects on what she misses. Is it going to the beach or visiting a city? Seeing a movie or going out to dinner? No! It’s not the places she misses, it’s the landscape inside the people she loves. In this heartfelt and joyful ode to caring, community and connection, a young girl learns what matters most.

With Ani Castillo’s uplifting text and vibrant illustrations, this charming picture book about what makes your favorite places really special will be cherished for years to come.

Ani Castillo was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she studied communications, art, and digital media. She is the author and illustrator of Ping and Spark and her art has been exhibited in Mexico, Canada, and the United States, and her popular cartoon, Pupa & Lavinia, ran for ten years in Mexican newspapers. Ani now lives with her two young daughters in Toronto, Canada.

Ani is co-represented by Amy Tompkins and Samantha Haywood.