Yuyi Morales

Yuyi  Morales

Yuyi Morales grew up in Mexico, surrounded by enormous grandparents, mossy house walls, and raging feral gardens, and developed a strong link with the wonderful stories that passed through her family. She has leaned on her family's culture and ethnicity since immigrating to the United States in 1994 to develop some of the most recognized Latina works for children's books. In both 2004 and 2008, Yuyi was awarded the Pura Belpre Award for Artwork.