Poems about Amazing Hispanics
Henry Holt & Company, 9780805098761, 48pp.
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
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Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot--the Latinos featured in this collection, Bravo , come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today
Biographical poems include: Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, C sar Ch vez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, F lix Varela, George Mel ndez, Jos Mart , Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpr , Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tom's Rivera
About the Author
Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of many verse books, including the Newbery Honor Book The Surrender Tree, the PEN USA Award winner The Lightning Dreamer, and the Walter Dean Myers Honor Enchanted Air. Her books have also received multiple Pura Belpré and Américas Awards as well as a Jane Addams Award, an International Reading Association Award, and many others. Books for younger children include Mountain Dog, Summer Birds, and the Charlotte Zolotow Award winner Drum Dream Girl. The work of Rafael López is a fusion of strong graphic style and magical symbolism. Growing up in Mexico City, he was immersed in the rich cultural heritage and native color of street life. He has illustrated many award-winning books, including Book Fiesta! by Pat Mora; Tito Puente Mambo King, by Monica Brown; and The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha Vamos. In 2012 he was selected by the Library of Congress to create the artwork for the National Book Festival in Washington D.C.