Children's Stage at Decatur Recreation Center presented by Decatur Education Foundation
Celebrated illustrator Yuyi Morales shares her own immigration story in her beautiful and timely picture book, Dreamers.
Born in Yelapa, Mexico, where she currently resides, Yuyi Morales lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still maintains close relations with booksellers and librarians. Professional storyteller, dancer, choreographer, puppeteer, and artist, she has won the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration five times, for Just a Minute (2003), Los Gatos Black on Halloween (2006), Just in Case (2008), Niño Wrestles the World (2013) and Viva Frida (2014), also a Caldecott Honor Book.
Gayatri Sethi’s work builds on her international background and long standing commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising at liberal arts colleges. She earned her Ph.D. in International Comparative Education from Stanford University and an M.A. in International Relations at the University of Chicago. She has taught courses in education, human rights, international development, and global feminisms at Stanford, Spelman and Agnes Scott, and she has served as a consultant for The National Center for Human Rights Education, UNICEF, and New Era College in Botswana. She was born in Tanzania and grew up in Botswana. Gayatri is fluent in French and Hindi and proficient in Swahili and Setswana.