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Martin de Porres The Rose in the Desert

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ISBN-10: 0547612184

ISBN-13: 9780547612188

Edition: 2012

Authors: Gary D. Schmidt, David Diaz

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As the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman and a black former slave, Jaun Martin de Porres was born into a life of poverty and discrimination. Even so, his mother called him "the rose in the desert," and begged the church fathers to accept him into the priesthood. Martin was accepted as a servant boy. But soon, the young man was performing miracles of healing, not only on the highborn or the fathers, but also on the poor, and even the stray animals. Rumors began to fly around the city of a strange mulatto boy with healing hands, who gave first to the people of thebarrios. Martin continued to served in the church, until he was finall accepted Dominican Order, recognized not as the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now , the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy , and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952, and raised in Fresno California. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Fresno City College, graduating in 1974 with an English degree. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including The Nation, Plouqhshares, The Iowa Review, Ontario Review and Poetry, which has honored him with the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award and by featuring him in Poets in Person. He is one of the youngest poets to appear in The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry. Soto has received the Discovery-The Nation Prize, the U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum, The California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award twice, a…