enrique esparza and the battle of the alamo by susan taylor brown

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the Alamo?

For me, it’s Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, among all the brave Texans and Tejanos, woefully outnumbered, fiercely defending their right to freedom against the Mexican Army.

The Alamo

Before I read Susan Taylor Brown’s, Enrique Esparza and The Battle of the Alamo (Millbrook Press, 2010), I knew very little about the women and children who were also hiding inside the fort, absolutely terrified as the fighting raged on for almost two weeks.

What makes Enrique’s story especially notable is that he was the only child survivor who agreed to provide a detailed, eyewitness account of the ordeal when he was in his seventies.

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