Title: Maximillian & The Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller; By Xavier Garza

A Book by and about Latinos/as


Garza, X. (2011). Maximilian & the mystery of the guardian angel: A bilingual Lucha libre thriller (1st ed.). El Paso, Tex: Cinco Puntos Press.

Summary: Margarito is an eleven-year-old kid, who worships all the players in the Lucha libre. During the summer he falls into a match and makes a connection to the world of Mexican wrestling.

Grade Level: 4-5

Genre: Fiction

Intended Readers: This is a great book for EL students or students who are bilingual in Spanish. Also, readers who enjoy comic strips, and wrestling.

Personal Response: I thought this was a fun book to read  because it was bilingual for Spanish and it was an easy read. I would rate this book five out of five stars, because of how entertaining it was to comprehend.

Text Dependent Question: What city did Margarito fall over the wrestling match?