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“A fresh approach to the topic in a picture-book format.”
—School Library Journal
“An impressive historical picture book.”
—Midwest Book Review
The story of the Alamo encompasses far more than a thirteen-day siege that ended in a battle on March 6, 1836. In Voices of the Alamo, that story begins in the 1500s with the Native Americans who inhabited the area we now call Texas. Page by page, different voices—among them Spanish, Tejano, Texian, Mexican, and American—are heard, as they describe history from their individual viewpoints.
Acclaimed author Sherry Garland and artist Ronald Himler have joined together to create a beautiful book. Voices of the Alamo sensitively depicts history from the perspectives of the men and women who lived it. It is an unforgettable tribute to one of our nation’s most enduring symbols.
About the Author
Sherry Garland is a fifth-generation Texan and the author of more than twenty-five books, many dealing with the history of her home state. In fact, her writing career began in high school when she entered an essay contest. Her entry began with the words “I’ve never seen the Alamo.” She has since visited this inspiring site many times. Mrs. Garland is a resident of Bryan, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Ronald Himler has been illustrating children’s books since 1972, and his work has received numerous awards, including ALA Notables, the Society of Illustrators Silver Medal, and citations on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Mr. Himler lives in Tucson, Arizona.
VOICES OF THE ALAMO
By Sherry Garland
Illustrated by Ronald Himler
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
40 pp. 10 1/2 x 9 1/2
19 color illustrations Glossary Bibliography
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3
ISBN: 9781589802223 hc