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Read Out Loud | MARTÍ'S SONG FOR FREEDOM in English

Read Out Loud | MARTÍ’S SONG FOR FREEDOM


On this episode of Read Out Loud, author Emma Otheguy reads MARTÍ’S SONG FOR FREEDOM in English and Spanish! José Martí dedicated his entire life to political independence for Cuba, the abolishment of slavery, and the fight for freedom. His heroic journey will help inspire young readers to fight for what they believe in without giving up.

En este episodio de Read Out Loud, la autora Emma Otheguy lee MARTÍ’S SONG FOR FREEDOM en inglés y español. José Martí dedicó toda su vida a la independencia política de Cuba, la abolición de la esclavitud y la lucha por la libertad. Su viaje heroico ayudará a inspirar a los lectores jóvenes a luchar por lo que creen sin rendirse.

SPANISH version: MARTÍ Y SUS VERSOS POR LA LIBERTAD

Read Out Loud | MARTÍ Y SUS VERSOS POR LA LIBERTAD  in Spanish

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Written by Emma Otheguy; Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal
A bilingual biography of José Martí, who dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, the abolishment of slavery, political independence for Cuba, and intellectual freedom. Written in verse with excerpts from Martí’s seminal work, Versos sencillos.

ABOUT Emma Otheguy

Emma Otheguy is the author of the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom (Lee & Low, 2017) about Cuban poet and national hero José Martí, as well as the forthcoming Pope Francis: Builder of Bridges (Bloomsbury, 2018) and Silver Meadows Summer (Knopf, 2019). Martí’s Song for Freedom received five starred reviews, from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness. Martí was also named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and the New York Public Library. Otheguy’s short story for children “Fairies in Town” was awarded Magazine Merit Honors by SCBWI, and her scholarly article “Sermonizing in New York: The Children’s Magazines of Mary Mapes Dodge and José Martí” appeared in Ethics in Children’s Literature (Ashgate, 2014). 

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6 Comments

Kid Lit TV Commenter cfrellick@greenvillelibrary.org

Great book, but superimposing Spanish over English is not a great idea.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Julie Gribble

I hope you enjoyed both readings. The Spanish and English texts are side by side in this bilingual book.

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