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Jairo Buitrago is a children's book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several award-winning picture books, including Jimmy the Greatest! (which received six starred reviews) and Camino a casa. Together, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng have won the "A la Orilla del Viento" contest (Fondo de Cultura Económica de México), and their books have been named to IBBY's Honour List, "Los mejores libros del año" (Venezuela's Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare, and they have been selected by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, for the White Ravens Catalogue.

Rafael Yockteng has illustrated many highly acclaimed children's books, including Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta (USBBY Outstanding International Books) and Jimmy the Greatest! by Jairo Buitrago, which received six starred reviews. Together, Rafael Yockteng and Jairo Buitrago have won the "A la Orilla del Viento" contest (Fondo de Cultura Económica de México), and their books have been named to IBBY's Honour List, "Los mejores libros del año" (Venezuela's Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare, and they have been selected by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, for the White Ravens Catalogue.

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Jairo Buitrago is a children s book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several award-winning picture books, including Jimmy the Greatest! (which received six starred reviews) and Camino a casa. Together, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng have won the A la Orilla del Viento contest (Fondo de Cultura Economica de Mexico), and their books have been named to IBBY s Honor List, Los mejores libros del ano (Venezuela s Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare, and they have been selected by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, for the White Ravens Catalogue. Rafael Yockteng has illustrated many highly acclaimed children s books, including Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta (USBBY Outstanding International Books) and Jimmy the Greatest! by Jairo Buitrago, which received six starred reviews. Together, Rafael Yockteng and Jairo Buitrago have won the A la Orilla del Viento contest (Fondo de Cultura Economica de Mexico), and their books have been named to IBBY s Honor List, Los mejores libros del ano (Venezuela s Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare, and they have been selected by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, for the White Ravens Catalogue."

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Praise for "Jimmy the Greatest: ""Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia" --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review Praise for "Jimmy the Greatest: " Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia "Kirkus Reviews," starred review" A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of the Year A NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book A USBBY Outstanding International Book A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year Selected for the Notable Books for a Global Society list "Hope and hardship coexist in this haunting look at refugees fleeing home in hopes of a safer, more secure life." Publishers Weekly, starred review "An important and timely picture book for every library collection." School Library Journal, starred review ..".it's a masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches." Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Two White Rabbitsbelongs on bookshelves everywhere: it s an extraordinary, compellingfirst step to understanding and empathy, and a persuasiveteaching tool to inspire effective doing." BookDragon "Older readers will appreciate the allegory, and younger ones the simplicity of this spare immigration tale." Booklist " A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of the Year A NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book A USBBY Outstanding International Book A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year Selected for the Notable Books for a Global Society list "Hope and hardship coexist in this haunting look at refugees fleeing home in hopes of a safer, more secure life." "Publishers Weekly," starred review "An important and timely picture book for every library collection." "School Library Journal," starred review ..".it's a masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review ""Two White Rabbits"belongs on bookshelves everywhere: it s an extraordinary, compellingfirst step to understanding and empathy, and a persuasiveteaching tool to inspire effective doing." "BookDragon" "Older readers will appreciate the allegory, and younger ones the simplicity of this spare immigration tale." "Booklist" " A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year "Hope and hardship coexist in this haunting look at refugees fleeing home in hopes of a safer, more secure life." "Publishers Weekly," starred review "An important and timely picture book for every library collection." "School Library Journal," starred review ..".it's a masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review ""Two White Rabbits"belongs on bookshelves everywhere: it s an extraordinary, compellingfirst step to understanding and empathy, and a persuasiveteaching tool to inspire effective doing." "BookDragon" "Older readers will appreciate the allegory, and younger ones the simplicity of this spare immigration tale." "Booklist" " "Hope and hardship coexist in this haunting look at refugees fleeing home in hopes of a safer, more secure life." "Publishers Weekly," starred review "This book is a great tool for introducing immigration, and can be appreciated on many levels." "School Library Journal," starred review "An important and timely picture book for every library collection." "School Library Journal," starred review ..".it's a masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review ""Two White Rabbits"belongs on bookshelves everywhere: it s an extraordinary, compellingfirst step to understanding and empathy, and a persuasiveteaching tool to inspire effective doing." "BookDragon" "Older readers will appreciate the allegory, and younger ones the simplicity of this spare immigration tale." "Booklist" " "A masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches." "Kirkus," starred review "This simple, yet poignant picture book beautifully illustrates the life of one migrating family. . . . An important and timely picture book." "School Library Journal," starred review" "This simple, yet poignant picture book beautifully illustrates the life of one migrating family. . . . An important and timely picture book." "School Library Journal," starred review"

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