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Martin De Porres: The Rose in the Desert

Title

Martin De Porres: The Rose in the Desert

Authors

Gary D. Schmidt

Illustrator

David Diaz

Publisher

Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780547612188

Genre

fantasy

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Single Parent; Interracial; Bicultural; single mother; single father; mixed races; two cultures

Annotation

The story of Saint Martín de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice.

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Family Formation

father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black / Spanish

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013; Booklist Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth, 2012; Choices, 2013; Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2013, Honor, Non Fiction; Pura Belpre Award, 2013, Winner, Illustrator

Keywords

Christian saints; Spain; slave; poverty; miracles; mulatto

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Martin De Porres: The Rose in the Desert

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