Martin de Porres, the Rose in the Desert

Read by Kathleen Pelley

marttindeporresMartin de Porres “A book too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” Madeleine L’Engle

Martin de Porres, the Rose in the Desert, written by Gary D. Schmidt and illustrated by Caldecott-winning illustrator, David Diaz, paints the portrait of Saint Martin de Porres, who confronted racial and economic prejudice in seventeenth century Peru.

Ages: Suitable for ages 6 and up.

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