IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Silver Winner: “Best New Voice”

Kay Karcher Mijangos

Author + Educator + Advocate

Meet The Author

Over 800 books sold!

Kay Mijangos is a lifelong educator, Montessori School advocate, dedicated Episcopalian, collaborator extraordinaire, and passionate about serving those most in need. Through her willingness to listen patiently for God's call and her courage to embrace that call when it came, Kay partnered to establish St. Paul's Episcopal Montessori School in San Antonio. She recognized a lifelong dream of building a Montessori school that reflects the beautiful diversity of the kingdom of God.

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More about Kay...

St. Paul's Episcopal Montessori School opened in January 2005 with five students and Kay as their only teacher. In 2008,, she established a music program and by the time she retired in 2013, the school had 99 students mirroring the broad ethnic and economic diversity of San Antonio. Today, the school has 120 students from 18 months to 12 years. Proceeds from the sale of her book, Looking For the Cherries, go back to the scholarship fund she established to ensure all families who choose Montessori education can afford it.

Looking For The Cherries

A Story of Persistance & Triumph

Bobbis, a successful artist, shares his philosophy of gratitude with his granddaughter, Frankie. Based on the life of Alberto Mijangos, the story illustrates his journey from a poor Mexican boy to becoming a well-known artist and a beloved teacher in San Antonio. The author is Kay Mijangos, and the illustrator is his daughter, Laura Mijangos-Rapp. 

Meet The Illustrator

Laura Mijangos-Rapp

Laura was born in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Trinity University in 1979. There she earned her BA in Fine Arts where she focused on sculpture under Phillip Evett. Later, she studied painting with her father, the late Alberto Mijangos. Laura is a figurative abstract artist who works primarily in mixed media. Her inspiration is often life experiences and the lessons they teach.

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Kay Mijangos wrote this book to honor her husband's gift of joy and encouragement to all who knew him; She hopes this book will delight and inspire those who read it. 

ISBN: 9781947460263

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