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Join us for a virtual event with award winning author-illustrator Yuyi Morales of Dreamers, as she presents her new picture book, Bright Star. In conversation with Yamile Saied Méndez.
ABOUT THE BOOK
From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers comes a heartbreakingly beautiful story about growth, empowerment, and finding one's own voice, simultaneously released in Spanish.
Child, you are awake!
You are alive!
You are a bright star,
Inside our hearts.
Told with a combination of powerful, spare language and sumptuous and complex imagery that is typical of Yuyi Morales's work, this is the story of a fawn making her way through a border landscape teaming with flora and fauna native to the region. A gentle but empowering voice encourages her to face her fears when she comes across an obstacle in the form of an insurmountable barrier.
Yuyi Morales' first book since her New York Times bestseller Dreamers is a book for very young children looking for their place in a world full of uncertainty. It is a book with resonance for all children, especially those whose safety is threatened due to the immigration crisis in the US.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Xalapa, Mexico, where she currently resides, Yuyi Morales lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still maintains close relations with booksellers and librarians. She has won the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration six times, for Dreamers(2019), Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book (2003), Los Gatos Black on Halloween (2006), Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book (2008), Niño Wrestles the World (2013), and Viva Frida (2014), also a Caldecott Honor Book.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Yamile Saied Méndez is an Argentine-American author of many books for young readers, including Furia, a Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club YA pick and the recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author medal. Her 2021 releases (Shaking Up the House, What Will You Be?, and Wish Upon a Stray) portray the joy and beauty of finding your voice and path with the help of your community from different angles. She is a founding member of Las Musas.