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Spanish Biographies of Incredible Women
Spanish Biographies of Incredible Women

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Spanish Biographies of Incredible Women

$ 304.75
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Highlighted in this collection are the accomplishments of female activists, librarians, athletes, artists and scientists.  It shows the impact of women across the world from the Appalachian mountains to Iraq, Puerto Rico and Kenya.

 

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Titles from the Collection

Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos
Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos

Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos

$ 22.50

When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura’s legacy.



Todos deberiamos ser feministas
Todos deberiamos ser feministas

Todos deberiamos ser feministas

$ 22.75
In this personal, eloquently argued essay adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now and an of the moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
Manos que bailan
Manos que bailan

Manos que bailan

$ 23.75

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too—the Civil War.

Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata. So famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa’s music bring comfort to those who needed it most?

Wilma sin limites
Wilma sin limites

Wilma sin limites

$ 10.00
Wilma Rudolph had plenty of love and attention from her parents and her 21 brothers and sisters while she was growing up in the 1940s in Clarksville, Tennessee. When she contracted polio, the doctor said she would never walk again, but Wilma refused to believe him. Over the years, Wilma overcame incredible odds to become one of the world's finest athletes.
La joven aviadora
La joven aviadora

La joven aviadora

$ 23.75

On a lively street in the lovely city of Paris, a girl named Aída glanced up and was dazzled by the sight of an airship. Oh, how she wished she could soar through the sky like that! The inventor of the airship, Alberto, invited Aída to ride with him, but she didn’t want to be a passenger. She wanted to be the pilot.

Aída was just a teenager, and no woman or girl had ever flown before. She didn’t let that stop her, though. All she needed was courage and a chance to try.

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

$ 25.75

Meet Rosa Parks, the "Mother of the Freedom Movement."

Rosa Parks grew up in Alabama, where she learned to stand up for herself at an early age. Rosa went on to become a civil rights activist. In 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her courageous decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport. She never stopped working for equal rights. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the activist's life.

Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

$ 25.75

Meet Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor who "never lost a single passenger."

Little Harriet was born into slavery on a plantation in Maryland. Though life was hard, Harriet persisted. She used all of her strength and bravery to escape slavery and journey north on the Underground Railroad. Harriet made the dangerous mission back to the South many times, fighting her whole life to bring others with her to freedom. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the abolitionist's life.

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

$ 24.50

Meet Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song who once said, "It's not where you come from, but where you're going that counts."

Ella Fitzgerald grew up near Harlem, in New York, where she was surrounded by music and dance. After winning first prize in a talent competition at the Apollo Theater, she went on to tour the world with her pioneering voice. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the singer's life.

La señora de los libros
La señora de los libros

La señora de los libros

$ 19.50

Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that's not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish—or is she braver than he ever thought?

That Book Woman is a rare and moving tale that honors a special part of American history—the Pack Horse Librarians, who helped untold numbers of children see the stories amid the chicken scratch, and thus made them into lifetime readers.

 

Canta conmigo: La historia de Selena Quintanilla
Canta conmigo: La historia de Selena Quintanilla

Canta conmigo: La historia de Selena Quintanilla

$ 21.75

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Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

$ 25.50
Discover the incredible life of Josephine Baker, the world-famous entertainer, activist and French Resistance agent in this true story of her life. Little Josephine grew up in St Louis, Missouri during segregation. But Josephine loved to dance and perform and dreamed of being on stage.
Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

$ 25.25

This African became known around the world for the courageous fights she waged for the benefit of the planet, women's rights and freedom. Her country, Kenya, and the rest of Africa opposed deforestation, and she succeeded in reviving the forests with the help of thousands of people. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

La bibliotecaria de Basora
La bibliotecaria de Basora

La bibliotecaria de Basora

$ 23.75
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library along with the thirty thousand books within it, will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians especially women have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us...
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