A Storyteller's Journey
with Duncan Tonatiuh
In A Storyteller's Journey, award-winning picture book creator Duncan Tonatiuh shares his journey to becoming an author-illustrator and how influences from his Mexican background helped him develop his storytelling style. He also discusses the importance of multicultural literature, his process for making a book, and the lessons he's learned from working in the industry for more than a decade.
"Thank you, Duncan! You are so brilliant and so humble and giving of your brilliance. What an advocate for such important social issues! So inspiring!
Thank you! Keep spreading your magic! "
- Lucy Staugler
Duncan Tonatiuh is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende. He graduated from Parsons New School for Design and Eugene Lang College in NYC. Duncan has written and illustrated several children's books including Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale; Diego Rivera: His World and Ours; Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin and Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation.
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"Thank you, Kelli, Julie, and Duncan! This was such a special
webinar! ... Duncan, your words are powerful, and
you are such an inspiration!"
- Steena Hernandez
"This was wonderful, Duncan. Thank you so much for all of your candor, encouragement, and insight into your process and experiences."
- Maria Marshall