Gabriela Mistral


Gabriela Mistral (née Lucila Godoy Alcayaga) born Vicuña, Chile April 7, 1889 (d. 1957). Chilean poet and diplomat; Nobel Prize in Literature 1945; educational adviser to Mexico 1922; Representative to League of Nations Intellectual Committee 1926; Consul to Madrid during Spanish Civil War; co-founder of UNICEF.


"We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life." (Su Nombre es Hoy; photo