Kids

The Story of Ruby Bridges (1995)

The Story of Ruby Bridges (1995)

This short book is about Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old girl who was the first African-American to attend (and in so doing de-segregate) the William Frantz elementary school in New Orleans. This book is a very simplified version of the child's over 1-year experience...

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Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest (2020)

Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest (2020)

This low-level chapter book is a brief biography of Kenyan environmental activist Dr. Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940 - 25 September 2011). The book’s level is recommended for ages 6-9 and includes colorful illustrations throughout. The book chronicles her life from...

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Teresa Izquierdo (2019)

Teresa Izquierdo (2019)

ENG: Known as the mother of Peruvian food (colloquially called "Criollo" Cuisine), Teresa Izquierdo is a household name. Luckily, kids that might not know to credit her with their yummy meal will get to learn more about her and her journey to becoming an acclaimed...

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Zambo Cavero (2018)

Zambo Cavero (2018)

ENG: This brief book about Afro-Peruvian singer, Arturo "Zambo" Cavero Velásquez (29 November 1940 – 9 October 2009), is a child-appropriate recap of his childhood and career. Considered a contemporary of the famous songstress, Susana Baca, his creole music is...

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Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa (2005)

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa (2005)

ENG: This children's picture book focuses on the life of the famed Afro Cuban songstress, Celia Cruz. It begins by talking about her childhood in Havana and her humble beginning. Then, it discusses her early career, as her ambition for music rose alongside her...

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