Nogales native writes 'Coco' companion book

More info about Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes

Nov 21, 2017 #ronicapin #disneycoco #butterflyheartbooks


When Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford received an email asking if she would be interested in writing a companion book for the Disney/Pixar animated film “Coco” last year, she thought it must be a scam.

Roni and Aaron Rivera-Ashford’s book stars “Coco” main character Miguel, a 12-year-old boy in a small, fictional Oaxacan town who dreams of becoming a musician. The film, which is based on the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, details his journey to discover his family history and the reason he has been warned to stay away from music.

I like to use the word ‘amazing’. Aaron also included butterflies, which have always been important to me.