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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)
- ISBN: 9780547612188
Lore surrounding the life of Osnat Barzani enhances this picture-book biography of the first female rabbi, who lived in seventeenth-century Iraq.
This retelling of the classic spiritual incorporates struggles and triumphs of African American history and is presented in a careful, authentic, and dynamic way by the author. Accented throughout by deliberately selected background music, the text is elevated when the author sings at the conclusion of the book in a beautifully personal way.