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by Yuyi Morales
Illustrator(s): Yuyi Morales
Published by Neal Porter Books
Hardcover | Pages: 40
Size: 9 x 11 | USD: $18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Age: 4-8
Themes: Acceptance & Belonging, Community, Contemporary Issues/Social Problems, Determination, Hispanic American Interest, Human & Civil Rights, Immigrant Experience, Perseverance
Recommendations: K*, A*, PW*, SLJ*, H*

About the Book

Also available in a Spanish edition

Tour Schedule

In Conversation: Yuyi Morales and Neal Porter—Publishers Weekly
Yuyi Morales Talks with Roger: A Horn Book Interview
Letter from the Editor, Neal Porter
NYT Facebook Live! interview
Listen to the Science of Happiness podcast
SLJ’s Day of Dialog closing keynote

  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
  • Amazon Best Book
  • Anna Dewdney Read Together Honor Book
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
  • Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon
  • Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year
  • Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award Honor
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, 2019
  • The Horn Book Fanfare
  • Instant New York Times Bestseller
  • JCLC Author Award recipient by REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and
  • Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Kirkus Prize Finalist
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Book
  • National Indie Bestseller List
  • New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book
  • NPR Best Book of the Year
  • One Book, One San Diego Selection, 2019
  • Original Art Exhibiton
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner, 2019
  • Read Across Texas Statewide Program
  • Salon.com Best Book of the Year
  • School Library Journal Best Book
  • Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
  • Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, 2019
  • The Washington Post Best Book of the Year
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