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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

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780547612188

Pages

32 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

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

Lexile Measure

AD640L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; single mother; single father; biracial child; mixed races; interracial parents; two cultures

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African) / Hispanic (Spaniard)

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2013, Honor, Non Fiction
Pura Belpre Award, 2013, Winner, Illustrator
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013 Religion
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2012
Booklist Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth, 2012
Building STEAM with Dia, 2014 Information in English and Chinese
Choices, 2013 Biography And Autobiography
Notable Children's Books, 2013 Younger Readers

Keywords

Christianity; Christian saints; Spain; slave; poverty; miracles; mulatto; apprenticeship; healing

Diversity Impact

direct

Martin De Porres: The Rose in the Desert


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