In A Gift for Laura, Pilar Vélez managed to paint with words the lives of many girls and boys who grew up in the absence of their parents and learned to defend themselves from their own feelings and the expressions of others in the school as a neighborhood, in their daily lives . The writer explores in her lyrics the universe of childhood, the importance of the primary ties of the human being with family, friends and nature, leaving a story that unfolds in a 21st century environment and still full of details of a simple and happy life, in a Latin American city.
Mary Franz Soriano
Magistra in Education. Cali, Colombia Spanish for 9th. grade. N.C., EE. UU.