Be Bold! Be Brave!/¡Sé Audauz, Sé Valiente!: 11 Latinas Who Made U.S. History By Naibe Reynoso, Illustrated by Jone Leal (2019) – hardcover
Recommended ages: 3 to 8
Be Bold! Be Brave! is a perfect introduction to eleven fabulous and inspiring Latinas! The biographies are short and easy digestible for young readers, and certainly leaves room for further exploration into each of their amazing careers. From a librarian to an astronaut, the sources of inspiration are wide-ranging! We absolutely love that this book encourages bilingual learning with its accompanying Spanish translations. This book, along with its companion Latino version, Fearless Trailblazers, are absolute must-haves for any children’s library!
About the Author:
Naibe Reynoso is a multiple-Emmy award-winning journalist with over two decades of career experience. She is also a board member for the prestigious Peabody Awards. Her work as a freelance reporter has been seen on CNN Espanol, France 24, Reelz Channel, Univision, Telemundo/KWHY, and Fox News Latino to name a few. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, and a double concentration in Psychology and Chicano Studies. This is her first children’s book. It was written to help inspire the next generation of little ones, and highlights Latina trailblazers. She is a mother of a teenage girl and a young boy and lives with her husband Jeff, a comedy writer, in her native, Los Angeles, California. You can learn more about her at www.naibereynoso.com
More about the publisher Con Todo Press:
“CON TODO PRESS was created in 2018 to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities. CTP publishes books that reflect a more balanced representation of women, Latinos, and people of color. Our first book, Be Bold, Be Brave: 11 Latinas who made U.S. History, highlights 11 women who excelled in medicine, science, sports, the arts, journalism and politics. Our upcoming titles will also have main characters of color, and contain culturally relevant subject matter written by Latinx authors. Our mission is to keep producing books told from an authentic and relatable perspective, that will bridge the gap between communities of color and media.”
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TAGS: female lead, female empowerment, Latinx, Notable POC, bilingual, Spanish, hardcover, indie publisher, board book edition