Terry Catasús Jennings

On September 11, 1961, Terry Catasús Jennings landed in the United States with her family after a short flight from Cuba. Their only possessions were $50 and one suitcase each. Her family, including her father, who had been jailed during the Bay of Pigs invasion, was now in a free country. On September 12, Terry found herself enrolled in seventh grade, 
drowning in a sea of English she didn’t understand. With time and help, the family thrived. Terry was a late bloomer in her writing career. The Definitely Dominguita series was named SLJ, Kirkus, and Parents Latina Best Books of 2021. Her biography in verse, Pauli Murray, The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist released in February. In The Little House of Hope, a Junior Library Guild Selection illustrated by Pura Belpré medalist Raúl Colón, Jennings portrays her immigrant experience, showing how a helping hand in a new land can make a life-saving difference for a family. She encourages us all to embrace our common humanity. She lives in Reston, Virginia with her husband, and enjoys visiting with her five grandchildren, often encouraging them to bring their parents along. She is a member of SCBWI, Las Musas Latinx Collaborative and the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC. Terry is represented by Natalie Lakosil of Irene Goodman Literary Agency
LITERARY AGENT:
NATALIE LAKOSIL
Irene Goodman Literary Agency
27 West 24th St., Suite 804
New York, NY 10010
(917) 720-5253
www.irenegoodman.com
FILM AGENT:
DEBBIE DEUBLE HILL
APA Talent and Literary
405 South Beverly Drive, 
Beverly Hills, CA 90212. 
 Phone: 310-888-4205.
Email: ddeuble@apa-agency.com.
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