[This is one of a series of videos celebrating the release of our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by revealing behind-the-scenes scoops on 2014 books.]
When we asked author-illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh if he’d like to tell us a bit about his newest picture book, Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation, he sent us not one, but three videos — two of which are included here below.
The third video, which is a demonstration of how he makes his art, is at this link for those who are interested in more.
Separate Is Never Equal is a “compelling story told with impeccable care” — in the words of the Kirkus review. Speaking of Kirkus, Jules chatted with Duncan at their site back in May; that link is here. Below is more about the book and the true story behind it from Duncan himself: