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Yuyi Morales was born on 7 November, 1968 in Xalapa, Veracruz, is a Mexican-American children's book author and illustrator.. Discover Yuyi Morales's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is she in this year and how she spends money? Also learn how she earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?

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Occupation Author, Illustrator
Age 55 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 7 November, 1968
Birthday 7 November
Birthplace Xalapa, Veracruz
Nationality American

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Yuyi Morales (born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico on November 7, 1968) is a Mexican-American children's book author and illustrator.

Yuyi Morales was born in the city of Xalapa in the Mexican State of Veracruz in 1968.

She is the oldest of four children.

As a child she loved drawing, and often paired her pictures with stories.

Her mother was a homemaker, and Morales has stated, "She made all our clothes, coats, hats, underwear. She made the bedspreads, the curtains, the lamps, everything".

Despite those nights by the sewing machine, becoming an artist was not a childhood dream for Morales, commenting "That would have been thought of as crazy."

Because she had been a top competitive swimmer in high school, she studied physical education at the Universidad de Xalapa, hoping to teach gym.

After graduation, she took a job as a swim coach.

While working as a swimming coach in Mexico, Morales met her husband, Tim, an American citizen, and had a son, Kelly.


The new family moved to the United States in 1994.

During her first years living in San Francisco, Morales remembers that she had no job, no friends and she barely spoke a few words in English.

She was sad because she missed her native country and her family, Morales expresses that she felt like she did not fit in that country.

One day her mother-in-law took her son Kelly to a public library in the city of San Francisco, she remembers she was so amazed and inspired by the section of children's books.

Morales learned English by reading to her son Kelly who did not know or care if she mispronounced some words, and she could always use the illustrations to show something she did not know.

Morales felt so inspired by those vivid colors and illustrations from the books that she had been reading to her son, she wondered whether she could make picture books like those.

Morales bought a set of paints and brushes and enrolled in an extension class at UC Berkeley on writing for children where she met a group of other aspiring authors and illustrators.


Morales's first English-language picture book project was Kathleen Krull's text for Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez in 2003.

Reviewing Morales's work, School Library Journal contributor Sue Morgan praised her "beautifully rendered earth-tone illustrations," while Traci Todd, writing in Booklist, cited the book's "gorgeous paintings, with their rounded, organic forms and lush, gemstone hues."

Morales's first self-illustrated title, Just a Minute, was published in 2003 as well.

Morales kept illustrating original works like Niño Wrestles the World and Little Night Nochecita.

She has also illustrated books for different authors like Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased, Ladder to the Moon, Los Gatos Black en Halloween, My Abuelita, Sand Sister and Floating on Mama's song.

She has influenced Cassandra Clare.

Morales has since been recognized as one of the most celebrated Latina children’s book authors using her family’s legacy and heritage as inspiration.


She is known for her books Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book, Little Night, and Viva Frida, which received the 2015 Pura Belpre Medal for illustration as well as a 2015 Caldecott Honor.

Morales is the first Latina to be a Caldecott recipient.