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Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Book 2022

“Beautiful and impactful, this is a must-have for Spanish collections.”
—School Library Journal  (Starred Review)


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.

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Primary ISBN: 9780823447848
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: US / Mexican Border

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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Interview in English:

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