Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle - ADVISABLE

Engle, Margarita  Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics  Illustrated by Rafael Lopez  PICTURE BOOK Godwin Books, 2017 (Henry Holt and Co).  $18.99  Content: G.  

Eighteen different Hispanic people are covered in this illustrated book of poems.  Each poem eludes to how that person overcame hardship and contributed to the greater good in America.  At the back of the book is a full paragraph that gives a better biography about what that person did.  The people are from all different time periods, as far back as the 1700’s and all of them have passed away.  

The poems were too vague and I found that I wanted more information.  I actually liked the biographies at the back of the book the most.  The illustrations are fantastic and so well done.  I loved that there is a picture book that celebrates some of the Hispanic people.  This would be good to use for a biography unit to give kids a quick introduction and maybe spark a further interest in learning more about the people included in this book.  

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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