Duncan Tonatiuh

Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he now lives. Tonatiuh's first book, Dear Primo, won the 2011 Pura Belpre Honor for Illustration, and Diego Rivera won the 2012 Pura Belpre Illustration Award. Pancho Rabbit won two Pura Belpre Honor awards, for illustration and narrative, while Separate Is Never Equal and Funny Bones both won the prestigious Sibert Honor Award. Tonatiuh travels extensively in the U.S., visiting schools, libraries, and bookstores.

  • Funny Bones

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Armando Duran

    Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

    Discover the little-known story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada in this 2016 Sibert winner.J

    2016 Sibert Award Winner; Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book; New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2015. - Awards

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Funny Bones

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Armando Duran

    Posada and His Day of the dead Calaveras

    Discover the little-known story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, in this 2016 Sibert winner.

    "Playful but informative... a fascinating introduction to the artist and his work." - Booklist

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Princess and the Warrior

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Tim Andres Pabon

    A Tale of Two Volcanoes

    Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines a cherished Mexican legend, Princess Izta and her warrior love, Popoca.

    "The text pops with incisive purpose, making every action feel monumental... Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph." - Kirkus, Starred Review

    Released Tue Oct 18 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Separate is Never Equal

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

    A touching account of one family’s quest for equality in America.

    Starred review. “An extremely important story that should be widely known. Highly recommended for all libraries.” - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Separate is Never Equal

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

    A touching account of one family’s quest for equality in America.

    3 stars. “…this inspirational program reminds viewers that “when you fight for justice, others will follow. Recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • The Princess and the Warrior

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Tim Andres Pabon

    A Tale of Two Volcanoes

    Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines a cherished Mexican legend, Princess Izta and her warrior love, Popoca.

    "Using his trademark digital collage style, the author crafts brutally stunning scenes full of sharp angles using a palette of earthy, evocative colors. The text pops with incisive purpose, making every action feel monumental... Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph." - Kirkus, Starred Review

    Released Tue Oct 18 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged