Showing 1–9 of 9 titles
In this biography of a little-known Indigenous (Nahua) woman who helped preserve and impart knowledge of her language and culture to scholars, artists and future generations, Amescua lyrically weaves the story of Luz Jiménez’s quiet strength and perseverance with Aztec myths, true stories, and dramatic episodes in Jiménez’s life.
“Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin” by Duncan Tonatiuh, depicts the lives of two cousins who live in the U.S. and Mexico. Tonatiuh's mixed-media illustrations, influenced by ancient Mixtec art, show the universality of childhood experiences across borders.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2011 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780810938724
“Diego Rivera: His World and Ours,” highlights the accomplishments of Mexican painter, activist, and muralist Diego Rivera. Tonatiuh's stylized illustrations include elements of Mayan artwork and represent his interpretation of Diego's original artwork, answering the question: what would Diego paint today? Through eye-catching digital collage, Tonatiuh juxtaposes contemporary Mexican life with the past.
- Nonfiction, Arts
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2012 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780810997318
Duncan Tonatiuh creates a sense of sound and movement through energetic, textured collage illustrations that celebrate the life of innovative Mexican musician and composer Juan García Esquivel. Incorporating funky fonts and far-out fashions, Tonatiuh's unique artistic style harkens back to indigenous codex art and lends cultural authenticity to this pulsating picture-book biography.
In this book about artist José Guadalupe Posada, Tonatiuh juxtaposes his own artwork with Posada's iconic Dia de Muertos illustrations and life, telling the story of a remarkable man and time in Mexican history. (Sibert Medal Book & Belpré Illustrator Honor Book)
Duncan Tonatiuh has written the emotional story of the effects of undocumented immigration on those who leave and those who stay behind. Through traditional folk elements, readers follow young Pancho Rabbit in his arduous journey across the border in search of his father as he tries to keep his family together.
The legend of Mexico's mythic volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, unfolds in this exquisite version of an ancient love story. The stylized codex-inspired art renews and reinterprets the tradition of Aztec flor y canto using a palette of earth tones and celestial blues to illuminate this artistic retelling.
Tonatiuh draws upon traditional Mixtec codex art to tell the story of 11-year-old Sylvia Mendes, who helped end school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board of Education.
A fascinating picturebook biography of Mexican American José de la Luz Sáenz's fight for equality as a U.S. soldier during WWI.