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Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War (Hardcover)

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About the Author

Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende. His books have received many awards over the years. He currently lives in San Miguel with his wife and children but travels to the US often.

Praise For…

"Using kid-friendly language that doesn’t shy away from the ugliness of prejudice and war, Tonatiuh expertly crafts an informative and engaging picture book biography supported by primary sources. If the straightforward text doesn’t grab young readers, the arresting pre-Columbian inspired art will."

— Booklist

"The author's insightful use of Sáenz's war-diary entries boldly introduces this extraordinary American's triumphs and struggles . . . An important contribution to this volatile chapter in U.S. and Mexican American history."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Tonatiuh unfurls this story in a streamlined narrative, enlivened by touches of Spanish phrasing and quotes and paraphrases from Sáenz’s own diaries, that sets up the situation quickly and effectively yet still flows naturally . . . Youth literature has been limited in its coverage of Latinx civil rights, and this will be a useful and readable introduction to one of its originators."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"An inspiring introduction to an underrepresented figure who pursued his lifelong vision for equality and justice."

— Publishers Weekly

"Informative and inspiring story." 

— Horn Book Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419736827
ISBN-10: 1419736825
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Pages: 40
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Created At: 2/9/2019 06:01am
Last Updated At: 10/20/2020 12:55pm