Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Magarita Engle
Illustrator: Rafael Lopez
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Multiple Spanish poems explore different Hispanic cultures. Each individual tells their story in poetry and details the lives they had in their home country. The poems describe the history of many Hispanic cultures and focus on the importance of families. They convey the message to the readers that there is always hope when you work hard and believe in yourself. The poems celebrate the individuals whose accomplishments contributed to the thriving Hispanic cultures and communities that live on today.
One major theme of the book is that love for family kept these inspiring immigrants going to accomplish their dreams in America. The strong bonds and connections that they had with their families before coming to America gave them that confidence to be successful in their dreams. The main message of the book is that any person in the world can accomplish their dreams and be successful by staying connected to families that care and want to help. The lessons that these characters learned from their families gave them that chance to find what they love to do. Overall, the poems show readers just how much families can help people to become successful in life.