The second in the Spanish Anti-Princess series explores the life of Violeta Parra, one of Chile's most famous musicians. This engaging nonfiction Spanish text is coupled with colorful illustrations, photographs and activity pages as readers learn about an extraordinary woman and a true superhero.
Though her husband expected her to play the part of a submissive housewife, her passion could not be contained; instead, she scoured the Chilean countryside learning about and gathering folkloric music. A self-taught musician, she dedicated herself to preserving traditional songs that had nearly been forgotten, and was recognized internationally for her music as well as her painting and embroidery. Facts about Violeta’s life and efforts are woven together with colorful illustrations, rich vocabulary and song lyrics to create an engaging exploration of one Chile’s most heralded artists.