Cinco de Mayo
Written by Maria Cristina Urrutia
Publication Date March 01, 2008
Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May) is one of the most celebrated days in the Mexican calendar, but few people know what it commemorates -- a decisive victory of the Mexicans against the invading French in the mid-nineteenth century. Drawing on historical sources and the photographic record of a contemporary reenactment, this book introduces children to this important, but little understood event.
Maria Cristina Urrutia
Maria Cristina Urrutia is the publisher of Ediciones Tecolote, a prestigious Mexican publishing company whose books have won many international awards. She lives in Mexico City, Mexico.
Rebeca Orozco is a Mexican author who has published both short stories and novels, but likes writing for children best.