<i>Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel</i> Review
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Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel Review

Lucha libre, meaning “free fighting”, is a form of wrestling that is a staple feature of Mexican history and culture. It is easily distinguishable from other forms of wrestling by the use of colorful masks and high-flying maneuvers, which provide audiences with mysterious characters and exciting performances. Writer and illustrator, Xavier Garza, wonderfully brings the … Continue reading

Who Knew? 7 Children’s Books by Legendary Authors
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Who Knew? 7 Children’s Books by Legendary Authors

Naturally, we associate particular names with various genres of literature or other forms of the written word. We undoubtedly recognize such authors, poets, playwrights, and novelists for their legendary compositions (as we should), but more often than not, their masterful displays overshadow other creative writings done outside of their celebrated works. Hazily hearing the name … Continue reading

<i>Diego Rivera: His World and Ours</i> Review
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Diego Rivera: His World and Ours Review

Diego Rivera is a renowned Mexican painter, celebrated for depicting Mexican culture and history on unique fresco murals throughout his country. Mexican writer and illustrator, Duncan Tonatiuh, was a recent recipient of the 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Award – awarded to those whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s … Continue reading