Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas who made U.S. History, is an inspiring bilingual book (Spanish/English) that highlights 11 Latinas who excelled in medicine, science, sports, art, journalism and politics. By presenting the true biographical stories of these outstanding women in rhyming verses, young readers will easily follow their journey to success. Women featured include Antonia Novello (first female Surgeon General in the U.S.), Ellen Ochoa (first Latina to go to space), Sonia Sotomayor (first Latina Supreme Court Justice,) Rita Moreno, and Selena. Recommended for children ages 5-9, grades K-5th.
“When I looked for books to read to my children, I noticed a lack of children’s publications highlighting Latina women who have greatly contributed to U.S. history,” said author Naibe Reynoso adding “now more than ever, it was important to publish a piece of media that portrays my community, especially women, in a positive light.”
Watch below to see the spoken word in action as Naibe reads the book aloud to a classroom of students.