Cristina Oxtra is a Filipino American children's book author. She was born and raised in the Philippines and lived in England before immigrating to the United States. She earned an MFA in creative writing for children and young adults at Hamline University and a BA in journalism. She writes fiction and nonfiction, from picture books and chapter books to middle grade and graphic novels. She received the Loft Literary Center's 2019-2020 Mirrors & Windows Fellowship for indigenous writers and writers of color. 

       Cristina is a U.S. military veteran and a full-time educator overseeing a college readiness program that supports underrepresented students in grades 7-12. Besides writing, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, baking, teaching and competing in Tae Kwon Do with her son, drawing, and comic cons. Almost all the tables in her home in Minnesota look just like the picture shown... topped with stacks of books. 

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