Lucero (Hardcover)

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How does Yuyi Morales make such ferociously beautiful books!!! Kids and adults alike will find many delicious details, from hand-stitched end papers to hidden desert creatures. Most importantly, though, this book contains an urgent song of freedom. There are no borders in nature. No human is illegal.

— From Maddie


De la creadora de Soñadores, éxito de ventas de The New York Times, nos llega una historia conmovedoramente hermosa acerca de crecer, empoderarse y encontrar la propia voz.

Contado con la combinación de lenguaje sobrio y poderoso y las metáforas suntuosas y complejas típica de la obra de Yuyi Morales, esta es la historia de una cervatilla que se abre paso a través del paisaje de la frontera, repleto de la flora y la fauna nativas de la región. Una voz dulce, pero que la estimula y le otorga fuerza, anima a la cervatilla a enfrentar sus temores cuando encuentra un obstáculo en forma de una barrera infranqueable.

¡Estás despierta, mi amor!
¡Estás viva!
Eres un lucero
en nuestros corazones.

Este es el primer libro de Yuyi Morales después de Soñadores, éxito de ventas de The New York Times, y está dirigido a lectores muy jóvenes que buscan su lugar en un mundo lleno de incertidumbre. Es un libro que resuena en todos los niños y niñas, especialmente en aquellos cuya seguridad está bajo amenaza debido a la crisis de inmigración en Estados Unidos.

Una selección del Junior Library Guild
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
Named to the Tejas Star Reading List

About the Author

Born in Xalapa, Mexico, where she currently resides, Yuyi Morales lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still maintains close relations with booksellers and librarians. She has won the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration six times, for Dreamers (2019), Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book (2003), Los Gatos Black on Halloween (2006), Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book (2008), Niño Wrestles the World (2013), and Viva Frida (2014), also a Caldecott Honor Book.

Praise For…

★  "The suspenseful, poetic Spanish text is perfect for sharing with young readers. Lush illustrations depict the beautiful desert full of life, refreshing evening showers, fear and panic brought on by the appearance of the wall—but also, the possibilities and hope for a better future."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

★ "An effective picture book both for learning about the Sonoran Desert's many layers and ecological diversity and for emphasizing for younger readers the dangers of harsh divisions. . . With all the careful and lush attention to detail, this is a picture book worth coming back to over and again. Whether in English or Spanish, keep a space for it on the shelf."—Booklist, Starred Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823447848
ISBN-10: 0823447847
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: Spanish