Annette Bay Pimentel has published several picture book biographies, including All the Way to the Top; Girl Running, which was a Junior Library Guild pick and received a starred review; and Mountain Chef, winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award. She lives in Moscow, Idaho. Magaly Morales is the illustrator of What Can You Do with a Paleta?, a Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award winner, as well as the picture books Chavela and the Magic Bubble and A Pinata in a Pine Tree. She was born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
Captures Belpre's dazzling storytelling. . .Deftly incorporated details throughout the art, including a coqui and characters such as Perez and Martina, evoke Belpre's childhood influences and culture. -- The Horn Book Magazine The full-spread and digitally made illustrations will connect with readers while expressing the written narrative and installing a sense of joy. . .A brief book whose dreamlike illustrations will enhance young readers' imagination. -- School Library Journal **STARRED REVIEW** Morales' vivid artwork in warm, saturated colors wittily captures the movement, rhythm, and energy of Belpre's legacy, which is echoed in the lyrical text. Emphasizing the importance of books as mirrors, as well as inclusion, diversity, proactiveness, talent, and social impact, this is a treasure of a picture-book biography. -- Booklist **STARRED REVIEW** The accompanying illustrations are vibrant, with rich, saturated colors. Dynamic double-page illustrations often consist of vignettes that blend into one another, adding depth to the narration. . .A vibrant portrayal of an important figure. -- Kirkus Reviews