The Hero Of Cinco De Mayo: Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin / El Heroe De Cinco De Mayo: Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin

ISBN-10: 1558858989
ISBN-13: 9781558858985
Author: Guti rrez, Jos Angel
Illustrated by: Marchesi, Stephen
Interest Level: 2-5
Publisher: Arte Publico Press

Publication Date: May 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 32


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Interest Level

Grades 2-5

Reading Level

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

Description
Ignacio Zaragoza Segu.n was born in Goliad, Texas, in 1829, when Texas was part of Mexico. His family lived on a Mexican fort because his father was a soldier in the army. Ignacio wanted to be a just like his father! When he was seven, Texas became independent from Mexico, and the family had to move to Matamoros, Mexico. Later they moved to Monterrey. Ignacio tried to join the Mexican army in 1846 when the United States declared war, but he was too young. He was finally able to join the armed forces when he turned 24. An outstanding soldier, he was named the commander of the Mexican army and navy by President Benito Ju.rez. In 1862, he had to defend his country against the invading French army, one of the strongest in the world. The Mexican troops were mostly volunteers including women and Zapotec indigenous people and their weapons were no match for the French. This bilingual picture book recounts the story of the Battle of Puebla and the Mexican army s unexpected win against a much stronger foe. Today this victory is celebrated in the United States as Cinco de Mayo, a day to commemorate the Mexican roots of many US citizens. This non-fiction picture book for older elementary school students contains realistic illustrations depicting the Mexican general and his times.
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