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La Sombrilla Roja (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – September 28, 2017
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"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
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Gonzalez enters the literary scene with this exceptional historical novel - Kirkus Reviews
Christina Diaz Gonzalez captures the fervor, uncertainty and fear of the times through Lucia's first-person perspective and the newspaper headlines that begin each chapter...a compelling first novel. - Washington Post
Debut author Gonzalez excels at highlighting the cultural difficulties... memorable heroine and supporting cast offer a moving portrait of resilience and reinvention - Publisher's Weekly
An insightful window into the aspect of recent history known as Pedro Pan - Denver Post
Gonzalez deals effectively with separation, culture shock, homesickness, uncertainty and identity as she captures what is also a grand adventure - resilient kids taking to a new way of life. - San Francisco Chronicle
Well-written novel has a thoroughly believable protagonist and well-chosen period details... it could generate some excellent classroom discussions - School Library Journal
Through the eyes of (the) likable young narrator, readers will understand a compelling part of history. Kudos to Christina Diaz Gonzalez for sharing her family's story, and for telling it so well. - Christian Science Monitor
*** Reviews based on the original English version
About the Author
Christina Diaz Gonzalez is the award-winning author of several books including THE RED UMBRELLA, A THUNDEROUS WHISPER, MOVING TARGET, RETURN FIRE, and an upcoming book in the SPIRIT ANIMALS: FALL OF THE BEASTS series. Christina's books have received numerous honors and recognitions including the American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults, the International Latino Book Award, the Nebraska Book Award and the Florida Book Award.
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The English Edition was emotional, you cry, you laugh, you realize how important is to have faith, hope & charity.
With the Spanish Edition you feel the same emotions.
Its a book for all ages, and if you belong to a book club, it is worth using it, a lo mejor lo pueden leer en los 2 idiomas.