The Life of Pelé – La Vida de Pelé: A Bilingual Picture Book Biography (English and Spanish) from Lil’ Libros
Introduce little ones to the life of the life of legendary soccer player, Pelé, in both English and Spanish!
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, is a retired soccer player known the world over for his legendary talents. He was born October 23, 1940, in Três Corações, Brazil. His career started at age 15 when he joined a professional soccer team. A year later, he joined his country’s national team, winning three world championships. With his stunning footwork and mind-blowing goals, Pelé has been called “the greatest soccer player of all time.”
About the Authors:
Unable to find bilingual first concept books she could enjoy reading to her baby, Patty Rodriguez came up with the idea behind Lil’ Libros. Patty and her work have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, CNN Latino, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, People En Español, Cosmo Latina, and American Latino TV, to name a few. She is currently Sr. Producer for On Air With Ryan Seacrest, jewelry designer for MALA by Patty Rodriguez, and creator of Manolos And Tacos.
Ariana Stein, a graduate from California State University, Dominguez Hills, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Ariana spent the first eight years of her professional career in the corporate world. Her life changed with the birth of her baby boy. She immediately realized that bilingualism played a very important role in his future, as well as the future of other children.
About the Illustrator:
Citlali Reyes, born and raised in Mexico, loved to doodle as a child. It was after studying architecture that she was drawn toward the enchanting world of illustration and chose to become an illustrator full-time. Citlali enjoys telling stories through pictures, and her work is strongly influenced by the culture and vibrant colors of her country. She has partnered with Lil’ Libros to illustrate more than 15 popular bilingual picture books for children in their board book collection.