By- Erika Semprun
Do you enjoy learning about people who’ve made a difference in the world? Would you believe that making change through the written word is possible? In today’s piece, we’ll be introducing you to two Hispanic writers who led tremendous lives, and in doing so, propelled great change.
Conoce a Pablo Neruda (Get to Know Pablo Neruda) by Georgina Lázaro León
Pablo Neruda was a senator, ambassador, academic, and one of the most renowned poets in literature. Despite being such an important figure, he still had a playful personality. He collected books as if they were toys. He also painted mustaches on his face, played with birds, and even had a mongoose as a pet! Want to learn about Neruda’s free spirit? Pick up a copy of Get to Know Pablo Neruda.
Conoce a José Martí (Get to Know José Martí ) by Antonio Orlando Rodriguez
José Martí was only sixteen years old when he decided to fight for his country’s independence through his writings. At just seventeen, the young writer was declared an enemy of Spain and was sentenced to six years in prison—but that didn’t stop him. Instead, it made him even more ambitious and passionate. After his years in Spain, Martí dedicated his life to liberating Cuba from its communist government. Today, he is remembered and honored. Eager to get to know this lover of liberty? Pick up a copy of Get to Know José Martí.
Although Get to Know Pablo Neruda and Get to Know José Martí are two beautifully illustrated picks from the Figures of the Hispanic World Collection, these books can be used for so much more than entertainment. Not only are they wonderfully written and well designed, Get to Know Pablo Neruda and Get to Know José Martí are quite educational as well. The lives of these men are brilliantly recounted, and the stories are so fascinating that they immediately grab the attention of the audience.
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