There have only been a few occasions where I
have discovered an author that I would eventually become obsessed with. Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tee-YOU) is one
of those authors. I was so excited to read
his latest children’s book, The Princess and the Warrior, A Tale of Two Volcanoes. In it, he retells the legend
of the two great volcanoes overlooking Mexico City: Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Once again Tonatiuh's artistic style successfully
represents the legends, the people, the history, and the culture of Mexico.
Tonatiuh is Mexican American and he grew up
in both countries. He has received well-deserved
recognitions and awards for his works including the Pura Belpre’ Medal and the
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award. Now more than ever, it
is important to continue to highlight diverse children’s books that promote pride, acceptance, and appreciation for all cultures. This book does all this and more.