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In this biography of a little-known Indigenous (Nahua) woman who helped preserve and impart knowledge of her language and culture to scholars, artists and future generations, Amescua lyrically weaves the story of Luz Jiménez’s quiet strength and perseverance with Aztec myths, true stories, and dramatic episodes in Jiménez’s life.
Tula fights for freedom and education for herself, and ultimatelyfor women, slaves and dissenters, in Margarita Engle's poetic story of the nineteenth-century Cuban abolitionist and writer, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda.
- Nonfiction, History, Biography
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2014 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780544541122
This riveting picturebook biography of Pura Belpré, following her from Puerto Rico to her new life in Nueva York, captures her professional life, legacy, and lifelong passion for storytelling and public libraries.
Juan Felipe Herrera celebrates the lives of 20 Hispanic people who up to now have been in the shadows to many despite their significant contributions to American society. These poignant biographical sketches succinctly present the essence of each hero's life and legacy to the future generations of their culture.
- Nonfiction, Biography
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2015 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9781501912931
A fascinating picturebook biography of Mexican American José de la Luz Sáenz's fight for equality as a U.S. soldier during WWI.