Martí's song for freedom

Martí's song for freedom

Martí y sus versos por la libertad

Book - 2017 | Spanish | First edition.
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As a young boy, José Marti he traveled to the countryside of Cuba and fell in love with the natural beauty of the land. During this trip he also witnessed the cruelties of slavery on sugar plantations. From that moment, Martí began to fight for the abolishment of slavery and for Cuban independence from Spain through his writing. By age seventeen, he was declared an enemy of Spain and was forced to leave his beloved island. Marti traveled the world and eventually settled in New York City. But the longer he stayed away from his homeland, the sicker and weaker he became. On doctor's orders he traveled to the Catskill Mountains, where nature inspired him once again to fight for freedom. Here is a beautiful tribute to José Martí, written in verse with excerpts from his seminal work, Versos sencillos. He will always be remembered as a courageous fighter for freedom and peace among all men and women.

Publisher: New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee and Low Books Incorporated, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780892393756
Branch Call Number: JP 972.9105092 Oth
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Language Note: Text in Spanish and English.


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Aquí hay un hermoso tributo a José Martí escrito en verso con extractos de su obra seminal, Versos sencillos. Siempre será recordado como un valiente luchador por la libertad y la paz entre todos los hombres y mujeres.

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