New Library Exhibit Spotlights Works Of Mexico's Top Illustrators of Youth Literature

The Kansas City Public Library, in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, is proud to present a new exhibit, Más Allá de Palabras (Beyond Words), opening Saturday, September 5, 2015, in the Genevieve Guldner Gallery, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The exhibition highlights 34 of Mexico’s top illustrators of children’s literature, working in a variety of media.

After your visit to the first floor exhibit, we welcome you to come upstairs to visit the Central Youth Services department. In conjunction with the exhibit, which will be on display through Sunday, October 18, we will also be highlighting books from the collection that celebrate the lives, art, stories, and culture of Latino Americans.

Here are a few titles to get you started!

I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Lee White
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamita by Angela Dominguez
Tito Puente: Mambo King / Rey del Mambo illustrated by Rafael López, written by Monica Brown
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert illustrated by David Diaz, written by Gary D. Schmidt

For more award winning titles check out the Pura Belpre Award. Established in 1996, the Pura Belpre is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Admission is free. Parking is also free in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore.

About the Author

Rachel Helmis an artist, reader, and home repair enthusiast. She has traveled extensively on Nevada State Route 375 "the Extraterrestrial Highway", but can currently be found hard at work in the Central Library Youth Services department.

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