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Duncan Tonatiuh (born in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican-American author and illustrator of several award-winning children’s books. The illustrations in his books are influenced by Pre-Columbian art. The themes in his stories relate to the Latino experience, with subjects that include social justice issues, art, history, and immigration. He is an advocate and activist for workers’ rights.

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Early life

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He was born to an American father and a Mexican mother and was raised in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He moved to the United States as a teenager and completed high school at Buxton School in Massachusetts. As a child, he was inspired by comics and anime to write and illustrate his own superhero stories. In high school, he became interested in painting, finding inspiration in the works of Vincent Van Gogh and Egon Schiele.

Career

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In 2008, Tonatiuh received his B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in Manhattan and a B.A. from Eugene Lang College. While in college, he became interested in Mixtec artwork, specifically Mixtec codex. His senior thesis, Journey of a Mixteco, won best thesis and was published online. Immediately after graduating, he was contracted by Abrams Books for Young Children, publishing his first book Dear Primo in 2010. He divides his time between Mexico and the U.S., visiting schools, libraries, and bookstores. He is a workers’ rights activist.

Awards

2011 ALA: Youth Media Award Winner, Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

2011 Pura Belpré Medal – honor for illustration, Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

2012 Pura Belpré Medal winner for illustration, Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

2012 Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award, Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

2014 Pura Belpré Medal – honor for illustration, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale

2014 Pura Belpré Medal – honor for narrative, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale

2014 Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale

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2015 Pura Belpré Medal – honor for illustration, Separate is Never equal: Sylvia Méndez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

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2015 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children Book Award - honor for illustration, Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Méndez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

2015 Jane Addams Award, Separate is Never equal: Sylvia Méndez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

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2015 Robert F. Sibert Informational Books Medal, Separate is Never equal: Sylvia Méndez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

2015 Américas Award, Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Méndez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

2015 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books, Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

2016 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

2016 Tomás Rivera Children Book Award, Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

2016 Pura Belpré Medal - honor for illustration, Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

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References

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