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Jaguares y mariposas: A Celebration of Diversity and Hispanic Heritage

It’s time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and we have a very special title to share with you: Jaguares y mariposas, or in English, Jaguars and Butterflies, by Catherine Russler. The rich, poetic language and vibrant colors that fill each page are an ode of self-empowerment for girls of Mexican heritage.

This title contains an array of the elements we seek out for the titles we add to our collections: social emotional learning, strong female characters, representation of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and skin colors… And with elements of Mexican culture, geography, and tradition sprinkled throughout, this is the kind of title we yearn to get into the hands of our students. 

Jaguares y mariposas encourages appreciation for oneself and one’s origin, as well as that of others. It provides education about a country and culture whose community is embedded throughout the United States, and whose youth are the future of our society. 

Why did we sign an exclusivity contract for Jaguares y mariposas?

Jaguares y mariposas highlights the many Mexican identities and reinforces a plurality of beauties. We love the simplicity and force of its words. The female figures are illustrated in vivid colors and powerful stances. All of these are messages we wish to share with the students we work with.  

Why purchase class sets of Jaguares y mariposas?

For the first time, we are offering a promotion on class sets of Jaguares y mariposas. We feel this book belongs at home just as much as it belongs at school, spreading the message of multiple beauties in families. We feel this little gem speaks very clearly to our students of Mexican descent as well as students from Central America.  

How can I get class sets?

If you’re interested in receiving a quote for your class (30 copies) or school sets (120+ copies) at a discounted price, please contact
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Sofi Rice and Marie Bouteillon, curators at Hexagramm Books

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