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Otheguy, Emma,

Marti's song for freedom = Marti y sus versos por la libertad / Marti y sus versos por la libertad Marti y sus versos por la independencia by Emma Otheguy ; with excerpts from Versos sencillos by Jose Marti ; illustrations by Beatriz Vidal ; Spanish translation of story by Adriana Dominguez. - First edition. - 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm

"The excerpts from Versos sencillos by Jos�e Mart�i (New York: Louis Weiss, 1891) are in the public domain. English translation of the excerpts � 2017 by Emma Otheguy."

Includes bibliographical references.

Mart�i's song for freedom -- Mart�i y sus versos por la libertad.

A bilingual biography of Jos�e Mart�i, who dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty for all men and women, Includes author's note, afterword, and author's sources. As a boy, Jos�e Mart�i was inspired by the natural world. He found freedom in the river that rushed to the sea and peace in the palmas reales that swayed in the wind. Freedom, he believed, was the inherent right of all men and women. But his home island of Cuba was colonized by Spain, and some of the people were enslaved by rich landowners. Enraged, Mart�i took up his pen and fought against this oppression through his writings. By age seventeen, he was declared an enemy of Spain and forced to leave his beloved island. Mart�i traveled the world, speaking out for Cuba's independence. But throughout his exile, he suffered from illness and homesickness. He found solace in New York's Catskill Mountains, where nature inspired him once again to fight for independence. Written in verse, with excerpts from Marti's seminal Versos sencillos, this book is a beautiful tribute to a brilliant political writer and courageous fighter for freedom--From dust jacket.

Ages 7-12. 1000L Lexile.

Parallel text in English and Spanish.

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017

9780892393756 0892393750

Lee & Low Books, 95 Madison Ave, New York, NY, USA, 10016, (212)7794400, 26 SAN 219-5836


Mart�i, Jos�e, 1853-1895 --Juvenile literature.
Mart�i, Jos�e, 1853-1895 --Spanish language materials.
Marti, Jose, 1853-1895.
Mart�i, Jos�e, 1853-1895


Authors, Cuban--19th century--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Statesmen--Cuba--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Revolutionaries--Cuba--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Authors, Cuban--Spanish language materials.--19th century--Biography
Statesmen--Spanish language materials.--Cuba--Biography
Revolutionaries--Spanish language materials.--Cuba--Biography
Autores cubanos--Siglo XIX--Biograf�ia--Literatura juvenil.
Estadistas--Cuba--Biograf�ia--Literatura juvenil.
Revolucionarios--Cuba--Biograf�ia--Literatura juvenil.
Spanish language materials--Bilingual.
Authors, Cuban.


Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Stories in rhyme.
Picture books.
Stories in rhyme.
Libros de l�aminas.
Bilingual books.

F1783.M38 / O88 2017

972.9105092 B

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