Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas Who Made U.S. History – Sé Audaz! Sé Valiente!: 11 Latinas que hicieron historia en los Estados Unidos is a bilingual book that highlights 11 Latinas who excelled in various fields including medicine, science, sports, art and politics. By presenting the true biographical stories of these outstanding Latinas in rhyming verses, young readers will easily follow their journey to success. Some of the women highlighted include Antonia Novello (first female Surgeon General in the U.S.), Ellen Ochoa (first Latina to go to space), Sonia Sotomayor (first Latina Supreme Court Justice,) Rita Moreno (first Latina to win an Oscar), Selena, and Pura Belpré (first Latina to incorporate and promote bilingual literacy in Public Libraries).
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/
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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