RICARDO’S RACE/LA CARRERA DE RICARDO by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

RICARDO’S RACE/LA CARRERA DE RICARDO

Age Range: 8 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This direct and heartwarming biography follows the life of Ricardo Romo from his boyhood in San Antonio, Texas, as the son of small grocers, through his hard work and successes as a high-school and university athlete and into his adult life as a schoolteacher, professor and university president. Focusing both on family love and responsibilities, and his school successes and disappointments (his junior-high counselor suggested he not attend a college-preparatory high school), Bertrand portrays a boy and young man always ready to contribute to his family or team and prepared to push himself as far as he can. Accardo's old-fashioned and realistic artwork suits the time period—the 1940s through the 1960s—with rich colors and strong, simple lines, reminiscent of those in coloring books. Both English and Spanish texts are smooth, inviting and squarely aimed at young readers. (Picture book/biography. 8-11)

Pub Date: May 31st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-55885-481-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Piñata Books/Arté Público
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2007




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