|Latinitas : celebrating 40 big dreamers|
Author: Menendez, Juliet
Celebrates Latinas and Latin American women who followed their dreams.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.60
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 511859
Kirkus Reviews (+) (12/01/20)
School Library Journal (02/01/21)
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School Library Journal - 02/01/2021 Gr 3–6—This title highlights familiar and lesser-known women from Latin America and the United States. The subjects of these short biographies made significant contributions to the world, from science, the arts, technology, and activism. The women are depicted in vibrant watercolor illustrations, and personal details and the lasting impact of each woman's actions are captured in a single page of text. Some of the profiles spotlight trailblazers who are covered widely in other titles, such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. There are many who may be unknown to the target age demographic, such as human rights activist Berta Cáceres. There is not enough material to satisfy research project requirements, but these concise portraits will inspire further reading. VERDICT This inspiring book would make a great launching point for deeper investigation into the lives and accomplishments of these amazing women.—John Scott, Friends Sch. of Baltimore - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 06/01/2021 Forty incredible Latinas are highlighted in this collective biography. Each double-page spread includes a hand-painted illustration of its subject as a child, along with an identifying feature that will help young readers connect the women to their stories. Accompanying each image is a one-page biography that includes information about each figure’s childhood, as well as her achievements, plus noteworthy events, tragedies they overcame, and other experiences that influenced each woman as a child. Subjects include women who led troops into battle against all odds; talented musicians, writers, and chefs; anthropologists, archaeologists, and engineers; inspiring doctors and teachers; and women who spent their lives fighting for the rights of others. Ten additional Latinas are briefly highlighted in the back matter, with a recommendation for readers to seek out further information. A well-sourced addition to biography collections for children, sure to inspire young readers to follow their dreams—and seek out additional biographies about these and other Latin figures. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.