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Bernier-Grand's poems on César Chávez flawlessly intertwine Spanish words into the English text, which includes prayers, folk sayings, and César's own words.
A series of chronological poems delve into the life of artist Diego Rivera, enlivened by bold, bigger than life images.
Capturing both historical fact and legend, “Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert” is the illustrated biography of the first African-heritage saint of the Américas. Diaz's luminous mixed-media illustrations complement and expand the story. Diaz expertly uses color, perspective and contrast to portray Martín's gentle spirit and miraculous abilities.
- Nonfiction, Religion
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2013 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780547612188
“Me, Frida” tells the story of newly married Frida Kahlo and her husband, Mexican painter Diego Rivera, and their time spent in San Francisco in 1930. Diaz's paintings resemble Kahlo's folkloric style. The charcoal and acrylic paintings created in warm vibrant colors picture detailed cityscapes, landscapes, and building interiors as well as Frida and other figures.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2011 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780810989696
"The Pot that Juan Built" is a picture biography that combines a variant of "The House That Jack Built" with the story of Juan Quezada, who rediscovered the ancient method of pottery making in Mata Ortiz, Mexico. Diaz's original type font and computer-generated art exudes a rich palette that glows like jewels and reflects the hot desert sun
- Nonfiction, Crafts & Hobbies
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2004 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9781584300380
Inspired by the Los Angeles riots, Smoky Night relates the happenings of a night of urban rioting from a child's perspective. With thickly textured, expressionistic acrylic paintings set against mixed-media collages, Diaz creates dramatic, groundbreaking il lus trations of the night's events. Both language and illustration convey the universal im portance of human interaction through the personal story of one little boy and his cat.