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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

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780547612188

Pages

32 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black / Spanish

Family Formation

father

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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