Showing 1–8 of 8 titles
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin“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“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
Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound ArtistDuncan 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.
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead CalaverasIn 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)
A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters
A Mexihcah girl describes the beauty and importance of language, culture, and tradition to her younger brother in this tale about Mesoamerican storytelling and bookmaking.
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's TaleDuncan 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 Princess and the Warrior: A Tale Of Two VolcanoesThe 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.
- Fiction, Action, Adventure
- Notable Children's Books 2017, Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2017 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9781419721304
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for DesegregationTonatiuh 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.