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 cofounder of Lil' Libros, a publisher of bilingual children's books, and coauthor 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. 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.

Ana Godinez is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied English Literature and Fine Arts. She lends her artistic hand as graphic designer for several companies and organizations in Los Angeles, working to create projects that include branding, websites, social media campaigns, murals, and commissioned abstract paintings. Today, Ana is the creative director of Akash Winery & Vineyard and lead designer at Lil' Libros. Her newest and most challenging project is tackling the illustrations of Vámonos, a new travel series by Lil' Libros that takes readers on a ride through the sights and sounds of Latin American. When Ana is not glued to her computer, she's out looking for inspiration through traveling, walking her dog, and looking for food. You can see her latest adventures on Instagram @anaeats.

Lexile Measure
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
Library of Congress categories

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