Chico (Life of / La Vida de Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Patty Rodriguez (Author) Citlali Reyes (Illustrator)

Chico (Life of / La Vida de Bilingual English/Spanish)

Introduce your little ones to tree-hugging environmentalist Chico Mendes in both English and Spanish! He advocated against deforestation, even going so far as to peacefully surround forest areas by blocking bulldozers. He felt no other fear than knowing that the rainforest was in danger and that it was up to him to defend it with his life.

¡Presénteles a sus pequeños al ambientalista que abraza los árboles, Chico Mendes, tanto en inglés como en español! Abogó contra la deforestación, llegando incluso a rodear pacíficamente las áreas forestales bloqueando las excavadoras. No sintió otro miedo que saber que la selva tropical estaba en peligro y que dependía de él defenderla con su vida.

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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
June 20, 2022
Life of / La Vida de Bilingual English/Spanish
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF038050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Caribbean & Latin America
JNF020030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Foreign Language Study | Spanish
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