The Tiny Activist

Category: latinx


Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Mama Tortuga!

Happy Saturday!  We are thrilled to have been able to connect this week with Johana, also known as Mama Tortuga!  She is a powerhouse of bilingual and herbal activism and knowledge, with a flair for business.  Johana is a hustler…

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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Written by: Anika Aldamuy Denise Illustrated by: Paola Escobar For ages:  4-8 years Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Travel, Emigration, Puerto Rican Culture & Traditions, Literacy, Community, Trailblazer, Multilingualism, Latinx Authors. Summary: The story opens in 1920’s Puerto Rico.  Pura leaves with her aunt…

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Green is a Chili Pepper: A Book of Colors

Written by: Roseanne Greenfield Thong Illustrated by: John Parra For Ages: Ages 3 to 5 Language: English, Spanish Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Culture & Traditions, Latinx Culture, Community, Family, Love, Self-Expression. Summary: Green is a Chile Pepper is a joyful celebration of the…

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Sound Off Saturday Featuring: Dr. Meza!

TTA: Introduce yourself! Dr. M: Dr. Rocio Rosales Meza, I am a Xicana Feminist Psychology Professor and Mother. I am a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, a native Spanish speaker, and a first generation college student. TTA: What are you passionate…

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Rad Women Worldwide

Written by: Kate Schatz Illustrated by: Miriam Klein Stahl For Ages: 8-16 years Language: English Topics Covered: Global Community, Activism, Trailblazers, Women in STEM, Artists. Summary: This book is much like it’s counterpart but on a global and more in-depth…

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Rad American Women A-Z

Written by: Kate Schatz Illustrated by: Miriam Klein Stahl For Ages: 8-16 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Strong Women, Trailblazers, Musicians, Artists, Summary: This book goes through the alphabet, each letter representing a famous woman. Jovita Idar, Odetta Holmes,…

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Dear Primo, A Letter to my Cousin

Written & Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh For ages: 5-7 years Language: English, Spanish. Topics Covered: Latinx Families, Love, Global Community, Family. Summary: Charlie and Carlitos are cousins, one living in America and one in Mexico.  This story is told through excerpts of their letters the boys…

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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Written and Illustrated by:: Pénélope Bagieu For Ages: teens Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Trailblazers, Women in STEM, Activism. Summary: This book is a graphic novel compilation of stories about strong women and historical figures. It is definitely written…

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Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale

Written & Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh For ages: 6-9 years Language: English, Spanish. Topics Covered: Latinx Families, Immigration, Courage, Bravery.  Summary: Pancho is a rabbit whose father left two long years ago to travel to the North, to find work in lettuce and carrot fields…

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Lucía the Luchadora

Written by: Cynthia Leonor Garza Illustrated by: Alyssa Bermudez For Ages: 3-7 years Language: English, Spanish Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Latinx Family Life, Mexican Cultural Tradition. Summary: Lucía wants nothing more than to be a superhero.  At the park, she jumps…

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