Capturing both historical fact and legend, “Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert” is the illustrated biography of the first African-heritage saint of the Américas. Diaz's luminous mixed-media illustrations complement and expand the story. Diaz expertly uses color, perspective and contrast to portray Martín's gentle spirit and miraculous abilities.
- Nonfiction, Religion
- Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award 2013 (Medal Winner)
- Age: Younger
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9780547612188