Academic journal article Language Arts

Bravo!: Poems about Amazing Hispanics

Academic journal article Language Arts

Bravo!: Poems about Amazing Hispanics

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Bravo!: Poems about Amazing Hispanics Written by Margarita Engle Illustrated by Rafael López Henry Holt, 2017, unpaged, ISBN 978-0-8050-9876-1

Cuban American author Margarita Engle collaborates with Mexican-born artist Rafael López to create portraits in poetic and illustrative form, bringing to light stories of inspirational Hispanics who migrated to the United States from a variety of countries in the Caribbean and Central America. The social justice advocates' stories are beautifully summarized and yet leave the reader wanting to know more. In "My River of Dreams," about civil rights activist Julia De Burgos of Puerto Rico, the poem concludes, "even though I now live/in New York,/I still remember/my own childhood's/beautiful river/of dreams." These lines beg readers' queries about her New York and her childhood and the river that was hers, as well as the rivers in their own experiences. …

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