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A little bit woman steps into a chunk of artwork and connects to a
musician and artist from Hispaniola in a second ebook in regards to the younger woman’s
introduction to totally different cultures (Sofi
within the Magic, Musical Mural / Sofi y el mágico mural musical, 2015).

After Sofi is unable to create the colour purple for artwork
class, she leaves faculty annoyed. On her stroll dwelling, she finds a painter
working in a close-by backyard. Touching a portray, she finds herself assembly two
essential artists: Dominican Afro-Latin singer and composer Juan Luis Guerra
and Haitian sculptor Guerlande Balan. Sofi helps Guerra end the lyrics to a
tune after which makes an ideal purple to help Balan with a statue. The ebook
options blocks of textual content, English adopted by Spanish, over principally double-page
spreads of Sofi’s journey. Whereas the story serves as a primer on some Haitian
and Dominican phrases and cultural touchstones, there’s not a lot to find out about
Sofi herself, and the textual content doesn’t all the time rise to the event in both
language. When she’s requested how she discovered the best way to make purple, Sofi says
solely and unsatisfyingly, “I suppose I all the time knew. I simply wanted a bit of assist
from my mates.” What the ebook will get proper is its advocacy for the ability of
artwork, even artwork which will appear out of attain at first.

Creator Ortiz has a background in museums and
making them extra accessible, and in her work she makes a powerful case for making
these connections. (Bilingual image ebook. 5-10)


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