Golden Ax listed as one of NPR's "Books We Love"
"Rio Cortez on Afropioneerism, Afrofrontierism, and Family Histories Real and Imagined", Lit Hub
Starred Publisher's Weekly review for Golden Ax
9 Afro-Latinx Writers Reshaping the Poetry Landscape, Popsugar
"2 Picture Books Celebrate the Poetry and Promise of Black Lives", The New York Times Book Review
"Rio Cortez is Bringing Black History into your Child's Library", Babe by Hatch
"Being Mama: Rio Cortez" profile on The Tot
How Black Parents Survived 2020, The New York Times
Mother Essentials: Rio Cortez, MOTHER Magazine
Author takes families on an educational journey in "The ABC's of Black History", CBS Austin
Rio Cortez on Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books Podcast with Zibby Owens
Starred Kirkus review for The ABCs of Black History
Publisher's Weekly review for The ABCs of Black History
In Their Own Words: Poetry Society of America "Rio Cortez on "UFO, For Instance"