Thursday, June 19, 2014

Yuyi Morales at Mission Branch Library was a real treat!

We were so excited to have hosted the incredible and talented author & illustrator Yuyi Morales at several of the San Francisco Public Library branches. Her last stop was with us at Mission Branch, where we got to enjoy some mysterious treats out of the special and secret bag Yuyi takes with her on special visits. She shared with us many hand-made toys from her native country, Mexico, that were hiding in the bag.

This is her balero, a traditional cup and ball game from Mexico. Notice how big it is :) it's an extra large balero!

How lucky were we? We got a story time from the author herself! Yuyi read to us her latest book, Niño Wrestles the World

We learned so much about books, toys, Mexico, wresting, cucuys, and about Yuyi herself. Not only that, she let us in on a secret - she's currently working on a book about Frida Kahlo! We can't wait!