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Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua
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.
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)
Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War
A fascinating picturebook biography of Mexican American José de la Luz Sáenz's fight for equality as a U.S. soldier during WWI.