As March draws to a close, we just wanted to quickly highlight seven awesome Latino children’s literature titles about influential women. Most of them are Latinas, and one of them Swedish, but all of them left their mark on their Latino communities. As always, parents, please read these books first to make sure they are appropriate for your children.
Here’s to all the amazing women around the world who have not been afraid to stand up, speak their mind, and make a difference.
The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez by Monica Brown. Rayo, 2010.
The Storyteller’s Candle by Lucía González. Lee & Low Books, 2012.
Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa by Veronica Chambers. Puffin, 2007.
Frida ¡Viva La Vida! Long Live Life! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand. Two Lions, 2007.
My Name is Gabriela by Monica Brown. Cooper Square Publishing, 2005.
The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle. Henry Holt & Co. 2010.