Barack Obama (US) by Raquel Benatar
Yes You Can Too! A bilingual biography that gives readers a glimpse of President Barack Obama, from his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia to his historic inauguration as the President of the United States in 2009. Award-winning author, Raquel Benatar, offers a vivid picture of Obama's childhood experiences, his desire to learn and achieve, his willingness to work and excel, and his dedication to improve society, from the first days as a community organizer to the presidential elections in November 2008. Through the pages of this book, the author clearly identifies education, perseverance, discipline, hard work and self-confidence as the path to fulfilling dreams. Obama's story can inspire children of all ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds to work hard and pursue educational and professional success. LATINO BOOK AWARD WINNER FIRST PLACE. Look Inside
Fernando Botero (Colombia) by Cesar Vidal
Illustrated by Fernando Molinari. Events in the life of the internationally acclaimed painter Botero, known by his voluminous figures on his paintings and sculptures.Look Inside
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia) by Raquel Benatar
Illustrated by Alexander Levitas. The extraordinary childhood of the renown author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was surrounded by extravagant relatives and whose memories inspired, among many others, the eternal "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Look Inside
Jose Carreras (Spain) by Cesar Vidal
A voice of hope. Illustrated by Alexander Levitas A life lesson from the famous opera singer who conquered his fight against leukemia and who is loved for his talent and humanitarian values..Look Inside
Jose Marti (Cuba) by Magalena Zenaida
An Honest Boy, Un hombre sincero, conveys the messages of Cuban national hero and prominent figure in Latin American literature, Jose Marti. 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.Look Inside
Mario Moreno Cantiflas (Mexico) by Raquel Benatar
Illustrated by Adrian Rubio. In the far away lands of Sonora live eight Yaqui tribes. The people pray to the old tree where the history of all their ancestors is kept. When a huge snake threatens to destroy it, the Yaki tribes unite to defend their heritage. A tale about freedom and the preservation of cultural heritage.Look Inside
Miguel de Cervantes (Spain) by Cesar Vidal
Illustrated by Alexander Levitas. A historical setting and little known period in the life of the famed Spanish author, describes the life experiences that made the man known around the world as the author of "The Quijote", the most acclaimed novel of all times. Look Inside
Rigoberta Menchu (Guatemala) by Raquel Benatar
Illustrated by Jock McRae. Events in the life the Nobel Prize Winner Rigoberta Menchu. The text describes the childhood and the extraordinary events that gave shape to her quest for freedom. Look Inside