About

Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tee-YOU) is an award-winning author-illustrator. He is both Mexican and American. He grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and graduated from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College in New York City. His artwork is inspired by Pre-Columbian art, particularly that of the Mixtec codices. His aim is to create images and stories that honor the past, but that are relevant to people, specially children, nowadays.

Books and Awards

Soldier For Equality (Abrams, 2019)

Undocumented (Abrams, 2018)

Américas Award

Danza! (Abrams, 2017)

Américas Award

The Princess and the Warrior (Abrams 2016)

Pura Belpré Illustration Honor

New York Times Best Illustrated Books Award

Bluebonnet Masterlist

Esquivel! (Charlesbridge 2016, illustrator)

Pura Belpré Illustration Honor

Funny Bones (Abrams 2015)

New York Times Best Illustrated Books Award

Sibert Medal

Tomás Rivera Award

Pura Belpré Illustration Honor

Salsa  (Groundwood 2015, illustrator )

Separate Is Never Equal (Abrams 2014)

Américas Award

Tomás Rivera Award

Jane Addams Award

Pura Belpré Illustration Honor

Sibert Medal Honor

FOCAL Award

Bluebonnet Masterlist

Orbis Pictus Honor?

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote (Abrams 2013)

Tomás Rivera Award

Pura Belpré Illustration Honor

Pura Belpré Writing Honor

Children’s Choice finalist

Diego Rivera (Abrams 2012)

Pura Belpré Illustration Award

Tomás Rivera Award

Dear Primo (Abrams 2010)

Pura Belpré Illustration Honor