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Oye, Muro (Hey, Wall)

Un cuento de arte y comunidad

Illustrated by John Parra / Translated by Alexis Romay

About The Book

Un niño crea un proyecto de arte comunitario para embellecer su vecindario en este bello e inspirador libro de Susan Verde que ha sido hermosamente ilustrado por el galardonado artista John Parra.

Un niño creativo.
Un muro vacío y abandonado.
Una GRAN idea.

Hay un muro en el vecindario de Ángel. A su alrededor, la comunidad es un bullicio de vida: música, baile, risa. El muro, no. Es lúgubre. Un niño decide cambiar eso. Pero no lo puede hacer solo.

Narrado en la prosa elegante de Susan Verde e ilustrado con los tonos vibrantes de John Parra, este formidable libro celebra el poder del arte y su capacidad de contar historias y de unir a las comunidades.

About The Author

Susan Verde’s first picture book, The Museum, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Booklist praised, “The rhymed text captures the excitement of a being sparked by art.” Her other books include You and MeI Am YogaThe Water Princess, and I Am Peace, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds; as well as Rock ’n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell; My Kicks, illustrated by Katie Kath; and Hey, Wall, illustrated by John ParraSusan is a former elementary school teacher with a Master’s degree in reading remediation. In addition to writing books, Susan teaches yoga and mindfulness to kids (and adults) of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children. Learn more at

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the author

John Parra’s illustrations for Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown, earned the book a New York Times Best Illustrated Book designation. He also illustrated Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Thong, which received a Pura Belpré Honor and the Américas Book Award: Commended; Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner, which won the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration and was a Bank Street Best Book of the year; and Hey, Wall, by Susan Verde, which School Library Journal called “a must-purchase” in a starred review. Learn more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (July 7, 2020)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534468450
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • Tejas Star Reading List (TX)
  • Bank Street Best Spanish Picture Books

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