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Pablo Neruda by Monica Brown
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Jun 20, 12

bookshelves: children-s-lit
Read in June, 2012

When I read Pablo Neruda Poet of the People I was able to relate to some of his story. In the story, it tells how Pablo (Neftali, is his name given at birth) grew up having a passion for books and words. His father didn't approve of his interest so Pablo had to change his name from Neftali to Pablo when he was a teenager to be able to publish his poems behind his father's back.

I think this would be a good story for boys and girls of any age who have an interest in books and have dreams of being poets/writers or even just have dreams. This story encourages students to work towards their goals regardless of their obstacles. The illustrations (creativity of the words) in the book would be very appealing to the students! This book was an honor book for the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children.


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