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Yuyi Morales


Yuyi Morales

Since migrating to the USA from Mexico in 1994, Yuyi Morales has created some of the most celebrated Latino works for children’s books.
She is a two-time winner of both the Pura Belpre Medal and winner of the Tomas Rivera Award for her illustration in JUST A MINUTE: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book, and LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN. She recieved the 2014 Pura Belpre Illustrator award for NIÑO WRESTLES THE WORLD. Her book HARVESTING HOPE: The Story of Cesar Chavez (written by Kathleen Krull), received the Christopher Award and the Jane Adams Award, and was deemed one of the best books of 2003 by Child Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and School Library Journal. Her book LITTLE NIGHT won the 2008 SCBWI Golden Kite Medal.

Asked about her work Yuyi says, “I strive to capture the incredible beauty of the every day forms using textures and colors as another way to reveal the heart of the story. I also pursue glow and luminosity with resolve. If I could ask for a talent, it would be to become a color genius.”

Yuyi Morales

Books by Yuyi Morales

written by Sherman Alexie with illustrations by Yuyi Morales - Children's 5-9, Culture, Family Life, Friendship

Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.
But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.

by Yuyi Morales - Children's, Fiction, Picture
No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Niño --- popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert and world champion lucha libre competitor!