Teachers, if you are local and want to buy multiple copies of Bound for your classroom, you can contact me for an even greater discount. This is as low as I can go for the paperback on Amazon.
Our Lady of Guadalupe: the graphic novel written by Natalie Muglia and illustrated by Sam Estrada is perfect for kids who are reading independently. The story begins with the Cristeros movement of the 1920s in Mexico. Most children do not know how the Catholic faith was suppressed by the government and how the faithful fought to practice their faith. Many were martyred. In this story, Jose's mother tells him the story of the humble Juan Diego and his meeting with the Virgin on Tepeyac Hill and how the Bishop finally believed Juan Diego when he returns with the sign--Castillian roses in his tilma, which still hangs in the Basilica today. Human sacrifice finally came to an end as the people converted to Catholicism. I really loved how easily the story goes back and forth between the 1920s and 1531, how the sacraments and sacramental life are woven into the story, and what a surprise it is at the end to discover who this Jose is! The illustrations are vibrant and the text easy to follow. The end notes are just right too, for the older child. Viva Cristo Rey!!! The publisher, Deo Gratias, also has a coupon code for a sale price.
Books make terrific gifts and you are guaranteed delivery before Christmas if you order now. Happy Feast Days!!!