A Girl Named Rosita

Written By: Anika Aldamuy Denise Illustrated by: Leo Espinosa For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Rita Moreno, Latinx Family, Show Business, Performance, Acting, Biography, Racism. Summary: It’s hard to think of a time when the world didn’t know Rita Moreno’s name. After all, she’s one of only six women to have an EGOT!…

Sharuko: El Arquelógo Peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello

Written By: Monica Brown Illustrated by: Elisa Chavarri For Ages: 4-8 years Language: Bilingual: Spanish & English Topics Covered: Biography, Indigenous Voices, Peruvian Culture & Identity, Archaeology, Own Voices. Summary: This gorgeous bilingual picture book is all about the life and accomplishments of Julio “Sharuko” Tello, the first Indigenous Peruvian archaeologist! Julio was born in…

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 S√°nchez 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 S√°nchez Vegara Illustrated by: B√†rbara 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 S√°nchez 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 S√°nchez 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…