Resources for El Día de los Muertos/The Day of the Dead

Yuyi Morales is an artist, children’s book illustrator, and a five-time recipient of the Pura Belpré Award (and many, many other awards). Yuyi’s books are inspired by her love of Mexico and Mexican folk tales. She uses many mediums, including amazing handmade puppets, to illustrate her books.

One of my favorite things about Yuyi is how she helps children face their fears by encouraging them to play with and explore things that scare them.

In our newest Author Program movie with Yuyi Morales, Yuyi articulates the differences between Halloween and El Día de los Muertos/The Day of the Dead.

As we approach these two celebrations, Yuyi’s artwork, books, and Author Program movie are especially relevant and fun.

For example, use TeachingBooks.net in your classroom or library to host and promote and online author visit with Yuyi Morales …

Here’s how:

  • You can also project Yuyi speaking about her books and stories in Spanish!

Post a comment with your ideas and you can help other educators learn the ways you teach about these holidays and use online book and author resources in your work.

Posted by Danika L. Morphew-Tarbuck, MLS, Web 2.0 Content Producer

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