Magadalena Zenaida

Magdalena Zenaida is a writer, an artist, and above all things, mother to a little one who is the source of her creativity.  She has lived in London, Boston, Colombia, and Ann Arbor, where she currently makes her home with a tenacious terrier.  She received a BAIS from the University of Miami in Spanish Literature and International Studies, and a BA from the University of Michigan in English Literature. She found her love of teaching in non-profits and community organizations in the United States and abroad. Magdalena combines her love of poetry and children's literature with her passion to speak to those who have a bright world of possibility ahead of them. An Honest Boy, Un hombre sincero is her first contribution to children's literature.

An Honest Boy, Un hombre sincero

An Honest Boy, Un hombre sincero, conveys the messages of Cuban national hero and prominent figure in Latin American literature, José Martí. The story tells of the events that shaped his life as a writer, teacher, journalist, and revolutionary while illustrating them through his Versos Sencillos. Marti's ideas about freedom, democracy and independence come together in a poetic way that ultimately becomes a call to Cuban freedom and universal friendship that echoes long into the future as part of one of Cuba's most famous songs, Guantanamera.

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