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Jesl Cruz

Creating for Children with Special Needs
August 4, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Namayan | Adarna House Publishing

Once upon a time, there was an author named Jesl Xena Rae Cruz, a Filipino by heart, a New Yorker in spirit. She constantly finds herself thinking of storylines in her head, drawing for her students and creating new art pieces to no end. Her biggest dreams are to make sure that books will live forever and that every child will always have the opportunity to read and have a book to love and call their own so they can live happily ever after.