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My Name is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela (Bilingual): The Life of Gabriela…

by Monica Brown

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This book is a biography about an inspirational woman named Gabriela. She loved education mostly reading and writing. The author described her childhood. She introduced new vocabulary to describe every event that happened in her life. She instilled in the reader how education is so important and how far she went with her curious mind. This book is GREAT for ELLs because it introduces new vocabulary in a context that the reader can relate to. The illustrations are vibrant and very authentic to the Hispanic culture. This book can be for 1st to 6th graders. ( )
  maria.baltazar | Mar 10, 2017 |
I liked this book for many reasons. First, the illustrations really helped to enhance the story. For example, the main character, Gabriela, travels around the world teaching in different places. One illustration in the book portrays Gabriela's visit to Mexico. The illustrations takes up two entire pages and has so much detail of people in the town/village she was visiting. Another reason I liked this book is because of the different languages used in the book. On each page it has the writing in English and in Spanish. I think that this appealing to bilingual readers and for those who want to learn another language. The message of the story is you can do anything if you try your hardest and follow your dreams. ( )
  Erica_Dickey | Dec 10, 2016 |
Illustrations are a bit awkward, in my personal opinion, especially the outsize heads, a choice I dislike. Otherwise, a lovely book that could inspire all of us to find joy in words, and in travels & peoples, and perhaps to become a writer or poet ourselves. I'd never heard of Mistral before, but now I want to read something she's written. 4.5 stars & recommended to everyone. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
I had only heard the name Gabriela Mistral, but knew nothing of her, so I enjoyed learning about her life as a teacher and writer through this book. Her poetic work, that won her the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945, was inspired by her travels around the world and observations of experiences of people and animals. I would have loved to have one of her poems included within the text, but alas, it was not.

This book could be used with any Spanish or English language learners to compare sections of text in both languages. Also, the story of Gabriela Mistral, as well as examples of her poetry, could be further researched as an extension and exploration into Chilean culture. ( )
  SueStolp | Feb 22, 2016 |
A true story of a girl from Chili. She has a wonderful imagination and dreams for her future. She grew up and lived her dream. Lots of illustrations that makes you see what her visions were. The story is in English as well as Spanish.
  Kelly16 | Feb 21, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0873588592, Hardcover)

Gabriela Mistral loved words and sounds and stories. Born in Chile, she would grow to become the first Nobel Prize-winning Latina woman in the world. As a poet and a teacher, she inspired children across many countries to let their voices be heard. This beautifully crafted story, where words literally come to life, is told with the rhythm and melody of a poem. The second in Luna Rising's bilingual storybook biography series. My Name is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela is beautiful tribute to a woman who taught us the power of words and the importance of following our dreams. The story of Gabriela Mistral will continue to inspire children everywhere.

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Gabriela Mistral loved words, sounds and stories. Born in Chile, she would grow to become the first Nobel Prize-winning Latina woman in the world. As a poet and a teacher, she inspired children across many countries to let their voices be heard.Sumario en español: A Gabriela Mistral le encantaban las palabras, los sonidos y los cuentos. Nació en Chile y llegó a ser la primera mujer latina que ganara un Premio Nobel. Como poeta y como maestra, inspiró a niños de muchos países a expresar lo que pensaban.… (more)

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