Life of / La vida de La Pola

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 7703

$10.99 USD

Introduce your little ones to La Pola, a renowned figure in Colombian history!

Born January 26, 1795, Policarpa Salavarritea, also known as La Pola, was Colombia’s greatest revolutionary in disguise. La Pola, a seamstress, became a spy for the revolutionary forces of the Viceroyalty of New Granada, now Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela, during the Spanish Reconquista. While altering and mending clothing for the Spanish Royal Family, she overheard conversations and collected critical intelligence on their whereabouts, later sharing that information with patriots and spies. To this day, La Pola is considered an honorable heroine of the independence of Colombia!

Parents will find this bilingual English-Spanish biography board book on La Pola revolutionary to their little one wanting to save the day and stand for what they believe in!

Patty Rodriguez is the cofounder of Lil’ Libros, a publisher of bilingual children’s books and coauthor of more than 15 books celebrating the Latino-American experience in this country. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and Rolling Stone magazine. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Ariana Stein is the cofounder of Lil’ Libros, a Los Angeles-based publisher that celebrates bilingualism and Latin American culture. Since 2014, she has coauthored a variety of first concept children’s books. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, CNN, KTLA, and more.

Citlali Reyes is a Mexican illustrator. Since she was a child, she always loved doodling and telling stories through images; this drew her to the enchanting world of illustration where she has resided for almost ten years. In 2014, she partnered with Lil’ Libros to create their first 3 books and over time she has illustrated more than 30 bilingual children’s books for the publisher. Now she finds herself in a new adventure as author and illustrator of her debut book, Sana, sana, colita de rana. When she is not drawing for countless hours, Citlali enjoys reading, stargazing or playing around with her camera.