Born in Colombia and raised by his grandparents, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, nicknamed “Gabito”, loved words and storytelling and often used his experiences from the world around him as ideas for his incredible stories. This lyrical bilingual biography captures Gabito’s inspirations for his writings -- from a one hundred year old parrot to the workers in the banana fields. How will you let the world inspire you?
My Name is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Monica Brown, illustrated by Raúl Colón. Recommended by Jasmin, Children's Librarian at the Landa Branch.