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ROBERT RENTERIA'S book From the Barrio to the Board Room and his graphic novel Mi Barrio from Smartercomics have both resonated with audiences worldwide. The graphic novel, which has won numerous awards, was created when principals and teachers told Robert that he needed to reach kids at a younger age. Now, these same principals and teachers have asked Robert to help engage children in this conversation when they are even younger. And so Little Barrio has been born. All of Robert's books are his way of reaching out to the people he can't meet personally. Little Barrio stays true to Robert's experiences and the lessons he teaches young people about hard work, persistence, education and family. For more information about Robert and the From the Barrio Foundation, please visit www.fromthebarrio.com or Google "Robert Renteria."