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BRAVO! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López

BRAVO! Poems Celebrating Amazing Hispanics written byMargarita Engleand illustrated byRafael López Purchased (with library funds) from Bound to Stay Bound WithBRAVO! Poems About Amazing Hispanics,Engle has done the valuable job of bringing eighteen Latinx people, born in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, Venezuela, New York, California and parts of America before it was America, to the page, recognizing the important contributions they made to this country. Of the eighteen subjects (back matter includes brief biographies of each that enhance the poems and hopefully inspire readers to want to know more), there are names you will recognize, like César Chávez, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente and Pura Belpré, the first puertoriqueña hired by the New York Public Library system and namesake of the ALA awards that is given to the Latinx writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latinx cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children.  I was especial…

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