A Girl Named Rosita

Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans [released 5/5]

Written by: Laurie Ann Thompson Illustrated by: Susanna Chapman For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Politics, Historical Figure, Biography, Women in Politics, Feminism, Activism, Education, Family, Trailblazers.  Summary:  Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans is a lovely overview of the life of Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator (our first one!).  This is a book developed for children, so it doesn’t cover…

Work it, Girl: Michelle Obama [released March 3]

Written by: Caroline Moss Illustrated by: Sinem Erkas For ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Black Culture and Identity, Historical Figure, Feminism, Growing Up, Biography, Trailblazer, Lawyer.  Summary:  This is an amazing upper elementary series that has chapters, but also a ton of beautiful papercut illustrations!  The book is jam packed with information about Michelle’s life from childhood to the end…

Little People Big Dreams: Josephine Baker

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Agathe Sorlet  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Biography, Historical Figure, Musician, Women in Music, Trailblazer, Segregation, Racism, Activism, Modern Black Freedom Struggle, WWII.  Summary: Josephine was a born performer, and found her fame dancing on a chorus line in New York City.  Due to ongoing segregation and general…

Little People Big Dreams: Ella Fitzgerald

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Bàrbara Alca For ages: 4-7 years Language: English  Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figures, Women in Music, Musicians, Trailblazers, Biography, Black Culture & Identity.  Summary: Ella was a young girl fascinated with performing and music.  When she was 15, her mother died and radically changed her life.  Running away from a reform school,…

Little People Big Dreams: Dolly Parton

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Daria Solak For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Musical Artist, Women in Music, Biography, Philanthropy, Feminist.  Summary: Dolly Parton is a human that we do not deserve, she is such a gem!  This book follows the story of her life for a young reader, from a young girl…

Make Trouble (Young Readers Edition)

Written by: Cecile Richards with Lauren Peterson Cover Art by: Eugenia Mello For ages: Young Adults Language: English  Topics Covered: Trailblazer, Politics, Women in Politics, Activism, Feminism, Bodily Autonomy, Memoir/Biography, Political Activism, Family, Planned Parenthood, Inspiration, Growing Up, Community Involvement.  Summary: For our first skill to take into the new year we’ve chosen: Activism! This is what we want to embody most throughout…

Little People Big Dreams: Zaha Hadid

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Asun Amar  For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Women in STEM, Biography, Women in Architecture, Trailblazer, Feminist. Summary: This book talks about the life of prolific architect, Zaha Hadid.  She was creative from a young age, and was soon designing her own clothing and furniture.  Zaha was…