Duncan Tonatiuh: Modern Codices, Picture Books, and Social Justice

CSU Chanel Islands News

April 5, 2018 – Duncan Tonatiuh, author-illustrator of “Danza!,” “The Princess and the Warrior,” “Funny Bones,” “Separate Is Never Equal,” “Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote,” “Diego Rivera: His World and Ours,” and “Dear Primo,” will be sharing his work that draws inspiration from pre-Columbian, particularly Mixtec codices, with the CI community on Thursday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Broome 2325.His books have received multiple accolades, among them the Pura Belpré Medal, the Sibert Medal, The Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award, The Américas Award, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award. His aim is to create images and stories that honor the past, but that are relevant to people, especially children, nowadays.For more information contact Kathleen Contreras at 805-437-8976 or kathleen.contreras@csuci.edu. 

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