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An allegorical look at the migrant experience as told through the story of a young fawn looking for safety after being separated from her mother. Simultaneously published in Spanish and English.
Morales and her young son discover how they fit into their strange new country when they find the public library in this gorgeous, personal picture book.
"Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez," Morales uses brightly colored acrylics, handmade stamps, and computer-created cutouts to depict the life of this civil rights leader. Golden, earth-toned colors and wide, flowing brush strokes lend depth and honesty to the history and struggle of migrant farm workers in California
- Nonfiction, Social Sciences
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2004 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780152014377
Morales' energetic and playful illustrations capture the essence of Mexican culture with bold and humorous motifs that illuminate Grandma Beetle's vitality and Señor Calavera's expressiveness
- Nonfiction, Folklore & Fairy Tales
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2004 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780811837583
In “Just in Case,” Morales' vibrant, shimmering jewel-tone colors masterfully capture the exuberant and playful story of Señor Calavera's quest to find the perfect birthday gift for Grandma Beetle. Part ghost story, part trickster tale, the book features motifs from Mexican culture that represent each letter of the Spanish alphabet.
Rhyming text describes spooky monsters of many types gathering for a ball. However, the rollicking fun is interrupted by the scariest creatures of all in a surprise ending that will delight readers of all ages. Morales' eerily glowing illustrations capture the blend of traditional Halloween and Día de los Muertos symbols, matching the humorous interplay of Spanish and English in the text. Historical allusions and whimsical figures delight the eye in this timeless story.
Presenting Niño! Our underdressed lucha libre hero defeats almost all comers. Yuyi Morales' clever use of fonts, text bubbles, word art and vibrant illustrations energizes this world-class wrestling match. The book was written by Yuyi Morales and published by Roaring Brook Press.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2014 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9781596436046
“Viva Frida” uses rich, vibrant color photographs and minimal evocative text to beautifully portray the unique imagination and creativity of an iconic Latina artist. Morales blends a wide variety of mediums - stop-motion puppets, acrylic paints and digital manipulation - to create a whimsical picture book that will inspire your artistic sensibilities.