Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers

ISBN-10: 125023462X
ISBN-13: 9781250234629
Author: Menendez, Juliet
Illustrated by: Menendez, Juliet
Interest Level: 4-8
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Publication Date: February 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 120

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Interest Level

Grades 4-8

Reading Level

Lexile: 1000L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 2.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

Meet some of the bravest, most influential Latinas in history in Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers . With portraits of the individuals as children and short bios celebrating their accomplishments and lives, Juliet Menendez brings these amazing women to life. The subjects are a mix of well-known figures such as artist Frida Kahlo and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and lesser known figures, like the spy Policarpa Salavarrieta from Colombia and NASA's first virtual reality engineer, Evelyn Miralles, from Venezuela. The book features Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Juana Azurduy de Padilla, Policarpa Salavarrieta, Rosa Pena de Gonzalez, Teresa Carreno, Zelia Nuttall, Antonia Navarro, Matilde Hidalgo, Gabriela Mistral, Juana de Ibarbourou, Pura Belpre., Gumercinda Paez, Frida Kahlo, Julia de Burgos, Chavela Vargas, Alicia Alonso, Victoria Santa Cruz, Claribel Alegria, Celia Cruz, Dolores Huerta, Rita Moreno, Maria Auxiliadora da Silva, Mercedes Sosa, Isabel Allende, Susana Torre, Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Sonia Sotomayor, Rigoberta Mench. Tum, Mercedes Doretti, Sonia Pierre, Justa Canaviri, Evelyn Miralles, Selena Quintanilla, Berta Caceres, Serena Aunon, Wanda Diaz-Merced, Marta Vieira da Silva, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Laurie Hernandez.
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