La Vida de Ritchie (The Life Of...Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Patty Rodriguez (Author) Citlali Reyes (Illustrator)

La Vida de Ritchie (The Life Of...Bilingual English/Spanish)

A Lil' Libros Bilingual Biography Introduce little ones to the life of legendary Ritchie Valens in both English and Spanish! Richard Steven Valenzuela, better known as Ritchie Valens, was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His musical journey began in Pacoima, California, at age 5, when his father encouraged him to take up guitar. In high school, he made his performing debut with his band, the Silhouettes. At age 17, Ritchie recorded his final record, which included the songs Donna and La Bamba. 

Una biografía bilingüe de Lil' Libros ¡Presente a los más pequeños la vida del legendario Ritchie Valens en inglés y español! Richard Steven Valenzuela, más conocido como Ritchie Valens, fue un cantante, compositor y guitarrista mexicano-estadounidense. Su camino musical comenzó en Pacoima, California, a los 5 años, cuando su padre lo animó a que se dedicara a la guitarra. En la escuela secundaria, hizo su debut como actor con su banda, The Silhouettes. A los 17 años, Ritchie grabó su último disco, que incluía las canciones Donna y La Bamba.

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Patty Rodriguez

Patty Rodriguez is the co-founder of Lil' Libros, a publisher of bilingual children's books and co-author of more than 15 books celebrating the Latino-American experience in this country. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and Rolling Stone magazine. You can also listen to Patty every morning in Los Angeles on the On Air with Ryan Seacrest nationally syndicated radio show. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Ariana Stein is the co-founder of Lil' Libros, a Los Angeles-based publisher that celebrates bilingualism and Latin American culture. Since 2014, she has co-authored a variety of first concept children's books. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, CNN, KTLA, and more.

Citlali Reyes, born and raised in Mexico, loved to doodle as a child. It was after studying architecture that she was drawn toward the enchanting world of illustration and chose to become an illustrator full-time. Citlali enjoys telling stories through pictures, and her work is strongly influenced by the culture and vibrant colors of her country. She has partnered with Lil' Libros to illustrate more than 15 popular bilingual picture books for children in their board book collection.

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Guided Reading Level
Lil' Libros
Publication date
September 17, 2019
The Life of... Bilingual English/Spanish
BISAC categories
JNF007040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Music
JNF036070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Music | Rock
JNF018030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States - Hispanic/Latino
Library of Congress categories
United States
Board books
Hispanic Americans
Estados Unidos
Valens, Ritchie

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