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Latinitas : celebrating 40 big dreamers / Juliet Menéndez.

Menéndez, Juliet, (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 7 of 10 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Salem Free Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Salem Free Public Library JNF 920.72 MEN (Text to phone) 33640143772410 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-101).
Formatted Contents Note:
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (writer, scientist, and philosopher) México 1651-1695 -- Juana Azurduy de Padilla (military leader) Perú and Bolivia 1780-1862 -- Policarpa Salavarrieta (spy) Colombia 1795-1817 -- Rosa Peña de González (teacher and founder of schools) Paraguay 1843-1899 -- Teresa Carreño (pianist, composer, and conductor) Venezuela 1853-1917 -- Zelia Nuttall (archaeologist) México and United States 1857-1933 -- Antonia Navarro (topographical engineer) El Salvador 1870-1891 -- Matilde Hidalgo (doctor and councilwoman) Ecuador 1889-1974 -- Gabriela Mistral (writer, educator, and diplomat) Chile 1889-1957 -- Juana de Ibarbourou (poet, writer, and teacher) Uruguay 1895-1979 -- Pura Belpré (librarian, puppeteer, and writer) Puerto Rico 1903-1982 -- Gumercinda Páez (teacher, playwright, and congresswoman) Panama 1904-1991 -- Frida Kahlo (artist) México 1907-1954 -- Julia de Burgos (poet) Puerto Rico 1914-1953 -- Chavela Vargas (singer) Costa Rica and México 1919-2012 -- Alicia Alonso (ballerina) Cuba 1920-2019 -- Victoria Santa Cruz (dancer, choreographer, and poet) Perú 1922-2012 -- Claribel Alegría (writer and activist) Nicaragua and El Salvador 1924-2018 -- Celia Cruz (singer) Cuba 1925-2003 -- Dolores Huerta (activist) México 1930-present -- Rita Moreno (dancer, actress, and singer) Puerto Rico 1931-present -- Maria Auxiliadora da Silva (artist) Brazil 1935-1974 -- Mercedes Sosa (singer and activist) Argentina 1935-2009 -- Isabel Allende (writer) Chile 1942-present -- Susana Torre (architect) Argentina 1944-present -- Julia Alvarez (writer) Dominican Republic 1950-present -- Sandra Cisneros (writer) México and United States 1954-present -- Sonia Sotomayor (US Supreme Court justice) Puerto Rico 1954-present -- Rigoberta Menchú Tum (peace activist) Guatemala 1959-present -- Mercedes Doretti (forensic scientist and activist) Argentina 1959-present -- Sonia Pierre (activist) Haiti and Dominican Republic 1963-2011 -- Justa Canaviri (chef, television host, and activist) Bolivia 1963-present -- Evelyn Miralles (virtual reality engineer) Venezuela 1966-present -- Selena Quintanilla (singer) México and United States 1971-1995 -- Berta Cáceres (activist) Honduras 1971-2016 -- Serena Auñón (surgeon and astronaut) Cuba and United States 1976-present -- Wanda Díaz Merced (inventor and astrophysicist) Puerto Rico 1982-present -- Marta Vieira da Silva (soccer star) Brazil and Sweden 1986-present -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (congresswoman and activist) Puerto Rico 1989-present -- Simone Biles (Olympic gymnast) United States and Belize 1997-present -- More Latinitas -- Leona Vicario (leader in Mexican independence) México 1789-1842 -- Petronila Angélica Gómez (educator, feminist, and writer) Dominican Republic 1883-1971 -- Hermelinda Urvina (first woman pilot in South America) Ecuador 1905-2008 -- Eva Perón (political leader) Argentina 1919-1952 -- Mirabal sisters (activists) Dominican Republic 1924-1960 -- Sylvia Mendez (first Latino to integrate in schools) México and United States 1936-present -- Gloria E. Anzaldúa (writer, philosopher, and activist) México and United States 1942-2004 -- Sara Gómez (filmmaker) Cuba 1943-1974 -- Verónica Michelle Bachelet (first woman president in Latin America) Chile 1951-present -- Gloria Estefan (musician and producer) Cuba 1957-present -- Ellen Ochoa (astronaut) México and United States 1958-present.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz -- Juana Azurduy de Padilla -- Policarpa Salavarrieta -- Rosa Peña de González -- Teresa Carreño -- Zelia Nuttall -- Antonia Navarro -- Matilde Hidalgo -- Gabriela Mistral -- Juana de Ibarbourou -- Pura Belpré -- Gumercinda Páez -- Frida Kahlo -- Julia de Burgos -- Chavela Vargas -- Aicia Alonso -- Victoria Santa Cruz -- Claribel Alegría -- Celia Cruz -- Dolores Huerta -- Rita Rosita Moreno -- Maria Auxiliadora da Silva -- Mercedes Sosa -- Isabel Allende -- Susana Torre -- Julia Alvarez -- Sandra Cisneros -- Sonia Sotomayor -- Rigoberta Menchú Tum -- Mercedes Doretti -- Sonia Solange Pierre -- Justa Canaviri -- Evelyn Miralles -- Selena Quintanilla -- Berta Cáceres -- Serena Auñón -- Wanda Díaz-Merced -- Marta Vieira da Silva -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- Loren Zoe Hernandez -- Leona Vicario -- Petronila Angélica Gómez -- Hermelinda Urvina -- Eva Perón -- Mirabal sisters -- Sylvia Mendez -- Sara Gómez -- Verónica Michelle Bachelet -- Gloria Estefan -- Ellen Ochoa.
Summary, etc.:
"Discover how 40 influential Latinas became the women we celebrate today. They followed their dreams--and just might encourage you to folow yours!" -- Back cover.
"A celebration of Latinas and Latin American women who followed their dreams, with portraits and short bios"-- Provided by publisher.
Menéndez shares information about influential Latinas from all over Latin America and across the United States. Each two-page spread includes a full-page drawing of the woman as a child; the second page contains a brief biography of the woman, and highlights her contributions to history. These women followed their dreams-- and just might encourage you to follow yours! -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 8-12 Henry Holt and Company.
Grades: 4-6 Henry Holt and Company.
Subject: Women > Latin America > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Hispanic American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Hispanic American women.
Genre: Biographies.

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