Best seller oral history by Ángel Collado Schwarz, Voces de la Cultura, is now converted into a version for young people mainly 8-12 but with value to all ages. Historic events are now entertaining stories that will capture the attention of young readers who will be exposed to the Spanish Caribbean islands through its heroes and events. Josefina Barceló Jiménez and Midiam Astacio Méndez, writers of the fascinating stories and well know artist, Juan Álvarez O'Neill, creator of the stunning art work and illustrations, make this a unique gift that will educate and entertain young Spanish speaking readers. The first five volumes are on (1) Betances, the Spanish Antilles liberator, anti-slavery advocate considered the Founding Father of Puerto Rico's homeland, is seeing in action as a doctor of the poor people; (2) Grito de Lares, the leading event of Puerto Rico's 1868 revolution against Spanish rule, the story is based on the diary of the mayor's son; (3) Cofresí, a corsair and later pirate who is considered the puertorrican version of Robin Hood; (4) the Masacre de Ponce, an event where several innocent civilians were killed by the policemen in 1937, a US commission that conducted an investigation labeled the happening as a massacre; (5) the U.S. Bombardment of San Juan in 1898, seeing thru the eyes of a youngster who experienced the events in the charming historic city.
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Midiam E. Astacio Méndez has a Master's Degree in Puerto Rican Studies with a Minor in History of Puerto Rico. She is a graduate from the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. Midiam also studied at the School of Visual Arts of Puerto Rico, where she completed her undergraduate studies. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA Degree in Education in Arts, with a minor in Graphic Design. Currently, she is an art and history teacher at the Department of Education of Puerto Rico. She is also a promoter of cultural arts and crafts, and works as Director in the program of Fine Arts and Crafts at the Department of Continued Education of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. Josefina Barceló Jiménez has an undergraduate degree in Education and a Master s Degree in Administration and School Supervision. As an educator, she spent her first 15 years in the field, creating and administrating pre-school centers that emphasized on the integral development of the child in Puerto Rico. She also worked as education consultant for several advertising agencies in Puerto Rico and other companies, like Nabisco, Inc. Currently, she works for the local newspaper, El Nuevo Día, as editor for Mi Pequeño Día and El Nuevo Día Educador. She has written several books and theater plays, which have been shown in well-known theaters across the island. She was nominated by the Who s Who in U.S.A. as an outstanding person and has won some awards for her work as a reporter, including, the UNESCO medal of Puerto Rico.
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Book Description Fundacion Voz del Centro, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111933545046