Mid-Columbia Libraries Welcomes Children’s Author and Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh
Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) hosts a special visit by Duncan Tonatiuh, an award-winning Mexican-American children’s author and illustrator whose books explore the Latino experience.
Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work is inspired by ancient Mexican art, particularly that of the Mixtec codex. He aims to create images that both honor the past and address contemporary issues that affect people of Mexican origin on both sides of the border. His books include "Funny Bones," "Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Méndez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation," "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale," "Diego Rivera: His World and Ours," "Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin," and "Danza! Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet." Tonatiuh’s work has consistently been recognized with the Pura Belpré, the Américas Award, and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American children’s book award.
This event is free. Learn more at midcolumbialibraries.org. Learn more about the author at duncantonatiuh.com.
Wednesday, October 24 from 6 to 7 pm
Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Kennewick Branch, 1620 S. Union St.
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