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Marti's song for freedom = Marti y sus versos por la libertad / by Emma Otheguy ; with excerpts from Versos sencillos by Jose Marti ; illustrations by Beatriz Vidal ; Spanish translation of story by Adriana Dominguez.

By: Otheguy, Emma [author,, translator.].
Contributor(s): Dom�inguez, Adriana [translator.] | Vidal, Beatriz [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.ISBN: 9780892393756; 0892393750.Other title: Marti y sus versos por la libertad | Marti y sus versos por la independencia [Parallel title].Contained works: Otheguy, Emma. Mart�i's song for freedom | Otheguy, Emma. Mart�i's song for freedom. Spanish | Mart�i, Jos�e, 1853-1895. Poems. Selections | Mart�i, Jos�e, 1853-1895. Poems. Selections. English.Subject(s): 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 | 1800-1899 | Authors, Cuban -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Statesmen -- Cuba -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Revolutionaries -- Cuba -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Authors, Cuban -- 19th century -- Biography -- Spanish language materials | Statesmen -- Cuba -- Biography -- Spanish language materials | Revolutionaries -- Cuba -- Biography -- Spanish language materials | Autores cubanos -- Siglo XIX -- Biograf�ia -- Literatura juvenil | Estadistas -- Cuba -- Biograf�ia -- Literatura juvenil | Revolucionarios -- Cuba -- Biograf�ia -- Literatura juvenil | Revolutionaries | Statesmen | Authors | Spanish language materials -- Bilingual | Authors, Cuban | Revolutionaries | Statesmen | Cuba | CubaGenre/Form: Biographies. | Biography. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Poetry. | Stories in rhyme. | Picture books. | Biographies. | Stories in rhyme. | Poetry. | Libros de l�aminas. | Bilingual books.DDC classification: 972.9105092 | B
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Mart�i's song for freedom -- Mart�i y sus versos por la libertad.
Awards: School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017Summary: 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.Summary: 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.
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"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.

0.5 Accelerated Reader AR 5.3 190740.

Parallel text in English and Spanish.

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017

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