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Juana Ines
     

Juana Ines

by Georgina Lazaro
 
Beautiful verse and lushly detailed illustrations tell the story of a little girl named Juana Inés who loved to read at a time when women could not go to school -- and went on to become the leading writer/intellectual of her day. This portrait of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz vividly re-creates life in Mexico in the 1600s, bridging the centuries to show us

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Beautiful verse and lushly detailed illustrations tell the story of a little girl named Juana Inés who loved to read at a time when women could not go to school -- and went on to become the leading writer/intellectual of her day. This portrait of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz vividly re-creates life in Mexico in the 1600s, bridging the centuries to show us her early life, dreams, and remarkable accomplishments.

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Gr 4-6Told in seguidillas , a type of verse used frequently by Juana Inés, this is a story about a girl’s love of learning and her adult devotion to the life of the intellect. Inés defies all norms for a girl born to an illiterate mother in 17th-century Mexico. The child prodigy devours the books in her grandfather’s library, but when she wants to continue her education, she learns that girls cannot attend the university. Thirsting for knowledge, Juana Inés takes the vows of a nun to gain access to the convent, a place for study and refuge from worldly distractions. The story beautifully highlights her achievements but remains mute about the punishments Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz suffered for daring to compete intellectually in a man’s world and within the confines of the Catholic Church. As a Latin American literary and feminist foremother, this aspect of her life merits telling. Colorful illustrations capture the colonial setting of the period and a prose epilog expands on biographical details. Recommended for all grade schools and public libraries serving a Hispanic population.
—Gisela Norat

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930332577
Publisher:
Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
829,706
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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