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Battle of the Books

2014 Judge: Yuyi Morales

Born and raised in Mexico, Yuyi Morales has been a radio producer and children’s book creator since coming to the United States. Her books which have won numerous awards and honors include Little Night and its Spanish edition, Nochecita, a 2008 ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and the Spanish Alphabet Book, both published by Roaring Brook Press. She is the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award recipient for Niño Wrestles the World. Ms. Morales lives in Northern California. Visit her at:



  1. I’m good if we want to crown Niño with the title today.

  2. Me too!!

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