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!

Introduce little ones to Policarpa Salvarrieta, a notable figure in Colombian history. La Pola, as she is better known, was a seamstress who spied for the revolutionary forces seeking independence from Spain. While altering and mending clothing for royalist families, she overheard conversations and collected critical intelligence on their whereabouts and plans, which she passed on to patriots and spies. She is considered a 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 10 years. In 2014, she partnered with Lil’ Libros to create their first three 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 of creating her first book as both author and illustrator. When she is not drawing for countless hours, Citlali enjoys reading, stargazing, or playing around with her camera.