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Bilingual mini biographies (in English and Spanish) introduce young readers to groundbreaking Latino leaders—from Roberto Clemente and Cesar Chavez to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sonia Sotomayor.
Thoroughly engaging stories about amazing trailblazers include contemporary figures in many fields, from science and business to journalism and visual arts. Five-minute biographies provide an interesting window into each person's origins and accomplishments, as well as describing the way their heritage factored into their lives. Curious readers will discover:
*which Supreme Court justice was called Aji (hot pepper) by her family when she was a girl *how Julián and Joaquin Castro's mother set the stage for her twin boys to go into politics *why Jorge Ramos never stops asking "why?" *Desi Arnaz's secret to making sitcom history on TV *and many more insights into these, and other, amazing lives
From current stars like Lin Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Lopez to icons such as Dolores Huerta and Desi Arnaz, readers will learn about extraordinary people from different backgrounds who made their mark in a wide range of fields.
About the Author
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is a Latina mom and proud immigrant daughter. She has spent the last twenty years working in the Latino community helping protect immigrant workers' rights and mobilizing thousands of Latino voters. Cristina knows how important it is for young Latino kids to have great role models and see their stories told.
Yocelyn Riojas is a Mexican American illustrator, artist, and designer. She was born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, and raised across the border in Eagle Pass, Texas. She was influenced by her parents, who grew up as migrant workers and now serve as attorneys helping farm-workers and asylum seekers. Passionate about empowering her community by creating a voice for people of color, she is using her graphic design work and illustrations to inspire and prompt a new generation of activists.