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Gregorio Esparza: Alamo Defender (Texas Heroes for Young Readers) (Hardcover)

By William R. Chemerka, Don Collins (Illustrator)
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Celebrating the contributions of Tejanos to Texas history, this fascinating biography describes the colorful life of one of the Texans of Mexican descent who helped defend the Alamo-Gregorio Esparza. As a member of the Texas army, Esparza fought to force Mexican troops from San Antonio. Though the Texans were initially successful, Mexican general Santa Anna returned to recapture the city and Esparza and his family took refuge in the Alamo. Readers will learn fascinating details about early nineteenth-century life in Texas, especially how Anglos and Tejanos lived and worked together. Little-known nuances of the Battle of the Alamo add to this moving and historically accurate tale of a man who devoted his life to his country and pays tribute to all Tejanos who have played an important part in Texas history. Web links for teacher activity resources are also included.

About the Author

William R. Chemerka is the founder of the Alamo Society, the editor of The Alamo Journal, and the author of Alamo Anthology and Music of the Alamo. He has appeared on the History Channel as a consultant in a number of productions, including The Real West: The Battle of the Alamo and Wild West Tech: The Alamo. Don Collins is a freelance illustrator and the author of Traces of Forgotten Places and the illustrator of Goat Tails: The Izzy Journals.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781933979366
ISBN-10: 1933979364
Publisher: Bright Sky Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Texas Heroes for Young Readers