From Juana Briones and Juan Ponce de León to eighteenth-century slaves and modern-day sixth graders, the many and varied people depicted here speak to the experiences and contributions of Latinos throughout the history of the United States, from the earliest known stories up to the present day. A portrait of a great, enormously varied, and enduring heritage, this is a compelling treatment of an important topic. Some voices are composite characters, not historical figures.
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of many verse books, including the Newbery Honor winner The Surrender Tree, the PEN USA Award winner The Lightning Dreamer, and the verse memoir Enchanted Air, which has won many awards, including the inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award Honor and the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. Her books have also received multiple Pura Belpre Awards and Honors, Americas Awards, Jane Addams Awards and Honors, and more.
Tim Andreas Pabon is an actor and a voice actor, who has been seen on House of Cards and The Wire. As a stage actor, he has worked Off-Broadway, and his regional credits include Center Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Hippodrome, and GALA Hispanic Theatre, among others. Both a Spanish and English audiobook narrator, he has narrated over sixty books, one of which was nominated for a 2015 SOVAS award. He is from Washington, D.C.
Frankie Corzo is an experienced narrator and actress who spent her childhood acting in theater productions, commercials, films, and voiceovers. Born to Cuban immigrant parents, she narrates and acts in both English and Spanish. Her work has been added to numerous best of lists, including Audible's for 2017 and 2018. Born and raised in New Jersey, she currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.