The Life of/La Vida de Llort

Lil’ Libros. Sept. 2022. 22p. Board $10.99. ISBN 9781948066259. BL.
PreS-Gr 1–The life and legacy of artist Fernando Llort is shared with young readers in this vibrant board book, which begins with his birth in El Salvador and follows him through his work as an architect and travels to numerous countries. Llort used his talents and knowledge to share Mayan Indigenous art with the world. Short, informative sentences in English and Spanish tell of his life while bold and colorful spreads show readers his beautiful country, love of art, and pride in the Indigenous art that is part of his culture.
VERDICT A solid addition to bilingual board book collections, sure to inspire readers to ask further questions about the artist and be inspired by his work.

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