Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics
Written by Margarita Engle
Henry Holt and Co. 2017
Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot-the Hispanics featured in this collection come from nay 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, Juaa Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Tomás Rivera, and Ynés Mexía.
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.
School Library Journal
López's bright portraits of notable Hispanics have the large scale and graphic discipline of poster art.
New York Times
On one page each person is stunningly portrayed in López's strong and vibrant style;
opposite is a first-person biographical poem that provides a glimpse into its subject's life.
The portraits by Rafael López are stunning and evocative, each incorporating images of the subject's interest and accomplishments.
Common Sense Media
AWARDS & HONORS
Chicago Public Library Silver Medal School Library Journal
Best Books 2017 Society of Illustrators New York Best Books 2017
Top Ten Pick Original Art Exhibition 2017
New York Public Library Texas Bluebonnet
Best Book 2017 Award Nominee 2018
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