Written by Yuyi Morales
Illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Published by Neal Porter Books
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.
Look for the English version, Bright Star.
Listen to it read in English:
Primary ISBN: 9780823447848
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Themes: Allegory, Award Winner, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2022, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Undocumented, Non-English Book: Spanish, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: Undocumented, Unaccompanied Minors, US/Mexican Border Crossing
Setting: US / Mexican Border
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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Interview in English:
Yuyi in the Borderlands: