An illustrated talk by Yuyi Morales, the bestselling and award-winning children’s book author and illustrator.
Her beloved and celebrated books include the Caldecott Honor winner “Viva Frida,” the 2019 Pura Belpré Award winner for illustration, “Dreamers,” and earlier Pura Belpré winners “Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book” and “Los Gatos Black on Halloween.” The Pura Belpré Awards honor Latino authors and illustrators who best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in outstanding works of literature for children and youth.
Yuyi Morales’ latest book, “Dreamers,” is a richly-illustrated, inspiring tale about an immigrant mother and her son who are “[u]nable to understand and afraid to speak” until they find the library, where they learn and gain confidence to succeed and dream in their new country.
Born in Mexico and “raised among giant grandmothers, mossy house walls, and rampaging feral gardens,” Yuyi Morales enjoys a strong bond with the magical stories that ran in her family. Since immigrating to the USA in 1994, she has drawn from her family’s legacy and her heritage to create some of the most celebrated Latino works for children’s books.
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