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My Name is Gabriela/Me Llamo Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral/La Vida de Gabriela Mistral

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My Name is Gabriela/Me Llamo Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral/La Vida de Gabriela Mistral

by Monica Brown


Quick Overview

I wish there were more bilingual children's books like this superb story for children about the life of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1945). I am a university professor of Latin American Literature, and I have been teaching Mistral's poetry to university students for more than 15 years. She is typically one of my students' favorite poets, and I have found that many of her poems -- especially those about children and motherhood - are also great for young ears. Mistral was a Chilean intellectual, writer, and diplomat, but above all she was a well-respected educator, who dedicated much of her life to teaching children and young adults. It is a shame that she is not better known in this country, but this book, with its gorgeous illustrations by John Parra, is a great step toward changing that. It will enthrall children of all ages. My children (ages 3 and 6) absolutely love it, as they do all of the titles by Monica Brown, who has succeeded like few others in putting together a series of top-notch bilingual children's books that are at once entertaining and very educational.


Gabriela Mistral loved words and sounds and stories. Born in Chile, she would grow to become the first Nobel Prize-winning Latina woman in the world. As a poet and a teacher, she inspired children across many countries to let their voices be heard. This beautifully crafted story, where words literally come to life, is told with the rhythm and melody of a poem. The second in Luna Rising's bilingual storybook biography series. My Name is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela is beautiful tribute to a woman who taught us the power of words and the importance of following our dreams. The story of Gabriela Mistral will continue to inspire children everywhere. 32 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780873588591
Author Monica Brown
Age Group 4-8
Book Type hardcover

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