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Bravo! : poems about amazing Hispanics / Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael López.

By: Engle, Margarita [author.].
Contributor(s): López, Rafael, 1961- [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Bluebonnet Books 2018-2019: Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780805098761; 0805098763; 9780605963016; 0605963010.Other title: Poems about amazing Hispanics.Subject(s): Latin Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Hispanic Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Latin Americans -- Juvenile poetry | Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile poetry | Children's poetry | Latin Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Hispanic Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Latin Americans -- Juvenile poetry -- Juvenile literature | Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile poetry -- Juvenile literature | Children's poetry -- Juvenile literature | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- Caribbean & Latin America | Children's poetry | Hispanic Americans | Latin AmericansGenre/Form: Poetry. | Biographical poetry. | Biography. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Biographical poetry.DDC classification: 821 Other classification: JNF007000 | JNF038050
Contents:
Juan de Miralles -- Félix Varela -- Juana Briones -- Paulina Pedroso -- José Marti -- Ynés Mexía -- Louis Agassiz Fuertes -- Aída de Acosta -- Fabiola Cabeza de Baca -- Arnold Rojas -- Pura Belpré -- George Meléndez Wright -- Julia de Burgos -- Baruj Benacerraf -- Tito Puente -- César Chávez -- Roberto Clemente -- Tomás Rivera -- More and more amazing Latinos -- Notes about the lives.
Awards: Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee 2018-2019. | School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017 | Américas Award commended title, 2018Summary: "Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser-known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways"--Provided by publisher.Summary: "Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot--the Hispanics featured in this collection come from many different backgrounds and from many different countries. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today! Poems spotlight Aída de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez Wright, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Tomás Rivera, and Ynés Mexía"--Jacket.
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Juan de Miralles -- Félix Varela -- Juana Briones -- Paulina Pedroso -- José Marti -- Ynés Mexía -- Louis Agassiz Fuertes -- Aída de Acosta -- Fabiola Cabeza de Baca -- Arnold Rojas -- Pura Belpré -- George Meléndez Wright -- Julia de Burgos -- Baruj Benacerraf -- Tito Puente -- César Chávez -- Roberto Clemente -- Tomás Rivera -- More and more amazing Latinos -- Notes about the lives.

"Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser-known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways"--Provided by publisher.

"Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot--the Hispanics featured in this collection come from many different backgrounds and from many different countries. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today! Poems spotlight Aída de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez Wright, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Tomás Rivera, and Ynés Mexía"--Jacket.

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Text in English.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee 2018-2019.

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017

Américas Award commended title, 2018

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Engle highlights 18 Latinxs from a range of ethnic backgrounds and countries of origin, all of whom lived in what is now the United States or its territories. Each person made a positive impact on U.S. history, and although some are not well-known, their contributions warrant an important place in the U.S. collective cultural knowledge. Engle's masterly first-person poems capture the essence of each individual, while notes about each figure at the end provide context to spur curiosity and further research. Additionally, the final celebratory poem features an additional 22 contemporary Latinxs in a crescendo to the present, ending with applause: "¡Bravo!" The pairing of these biographical poems with López's distinctive artwork leaves a lasting visual impression, as the subjects, surrounded by images representing their vocations, look readers straight in the eye or are totally absorbed in their work. These full-page illustrations serve as bold counterparts to the poems. VERDICT Although lacking specific source notes for student readers and writers, this book is a welcome addition to schools and libraries, as it expands the canon of historically significant individuals in the United States in such a lyrical and aesthetically pleasing manner.-Ruth Quiroa, National Louis University, Chicago, IL © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist. Her books include The Wild Book, Tropical Secrets, The Firefly Letters, The Lightning Dreamer, When You Wander, Mountain Dog, and Silver People. She has received several awards including the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Américas Award, and the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award for The Surrender Tree and the Pura Belpré Award and the Américas Award for The Poet Slave of Cuba. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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