By- Erika Semprun

Get to Know Bernardo de Gálvez tells the story of Teresa Valcarce, known in the book as Mary Activist, a young woman on a quest in the United States Capitol. The short story narrates Mary’s desire to achieve justice for Bernardo de Gálveza Spanish general who played a key role in the American Revolution, but who had been forgotten for hundreds of years — by hanging his portrait in the Capitol. Despite Gálvez’s brilliant efforts throughout the war, Congress failed to recognize and honor his accomplishments. For over 230 years, a promise to hang Gálvez’s portrait went unfulfilled. Finally, in 2014, President Barack Obama honored that promise and had the general’s portrait hung in the Capitol.

Get to Know Bernardo de Gálvez is a magnificent read for people of all ages. Children, adolescents, and adults are guaranteed to find this story both enjoyable and extremely educational! The author, Guillermo Fesser, does an excellent job of captivating the audience. His diction is concise yet witty, which makes for a heartwarming and refreshing read. The narration is informative and the dialogue serves to provide readers with a lively experience.

Teresa Valcarce / Photo: Jennifer Rojas

Although Fesser’s writing is exceptional, Alejandro Villen’s illustrations are what make Get to know Bernardo de Gálvez a wonderful, five-star read. The images featured in the story are vivid and colorful. Each scene captures the personalities of the featured characters and work to bring the plot to life. If you’re looking for a clever, history-filled story, pick up a copy of Loqueleo’s Get to Know Bernardo de Gálvez!

Don’t miss this Emmy winner special report about the story behind the book.

Muy feliz de presentarles mi reportaje especial sobre un general hispano, poco reconocido quien ayudó a George Washington ganar la independencia de Estados Unidos y la promesa que le hizo el congreso hace 200 años que casi quedó sin cumplir……Aquí les presento Una Promesa Casi Olvidada….Fotografo / Editor: @Roberto González

Posted by Claudia Curiel on Thursday, May 25, 2017

 

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