Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist

Charlesbridge, September 2016

Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music—popular in the fifties and sixties—has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh’s fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel’s spirit to life. Available in both English and Spanish editions.

Pura Belpré Honor Book

ALA Notable Children’s Book

Junior Library Guild Selection

School Library Journal’s Top Ten Latinx Books

CCBC Choices 2017 honoree

ALA Odyssey Honor Audiobook

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