Gabriela: Teacher, poet, and diplomat. Profesora, poeta, y diplómata. Written and illustrated by Denis O’Leary. ISBN: 978-1-951088-35-4 . 8.5" x 8.5", color illustrated, 32 pgs. $19.95
Gabriela Mistral may very well be one of the most influential
teachers of the past century. Not only
was Ms. Mistral known as an effective educator, but she also took her message
of empowerment well outside her classroom.
From education reform in Mexico to be the first Latina American to
receive a Nobel Prize in literature, Gabriela Mistral continued to find UNICEF
and much more.
Empowering girls in education and the right of the poor to
receive a proper education, Gabriela Mistral carried her strong message long
before the world was ready to recognize these rights. From simple means,
Gabriela Mistral became a world leader for the rights of children and
motherhood. She quietly changed the protections for children in her native
Chile and world.
Denis O’Leary has been an educator to migrant students for
over three decades. He also served in
civil rights organizations and served as an elected School Trustee for 17 years.
Denis O’Leary has authored fascinating books that reflect respect for the
diverse Latin American cultures our community must know to build upon the
past. From Esteban’s Caravan to
children’s books honoring Cesar Chávez, and Dolores Huerta, I Am America Paz.
I am not illegal, and Grandpa’s Short Handled Hoe. O’Leary has presented
subjects of interest to today's world students. The English, Spanish, and
Yucatec Maya trilingual Popol Vuh, Stories for Children followed his bilingual
books for children. Today, Denis O’Leary presents the inspirational story of