By Cara Luddy, Communications Assistant at the Central Library
Inspire your little ones with bright and colorful picture books that highlight the results of Latinas. These recently published books feature girls and women, each with their own unique talent, who have made their mark on the world.
Visit the Onondaga County Public Library or go to www.onlib.org to see the following titles.
"Hands that dance" by Margarita Engle
Teresa Carreño, born in Venezuela in 1853, had an extraordinary talent for the piano. Performing as a child, she shared her gift with the world. So a revolution forced his family to flee their country of origin and move to the United States in the midst of another conflict, the civil war. But the skill of Carreño caught the attention of President Abraham Lincoln, who invited her to play in the White House.
"Planting Stories" by Anika Denise
Find out more about Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian of New York. Belpré arrived in America in 1921 and worked as a bilingual assistant at the Public Library in New York, where he adapted his stories of Puerto Rican popular stories to books. His defense of bilingual literature and narrative occupies a significant place in the history of libraries.
"Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" by Monica Brown
This book illustrates the life of Frida Kahlo with vibrant colors and simple shapes. Help your children learn more about the art they have created and the animals they have inspired. He explores the strong bonds he has formed with his pets, including two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a cat and a fawn.
"Separating is never the same" by Duncan Tonatiuh
Sylvia Mendez, aged eight, spoke well and wrote English, but refused from a school "only for whites". She and her family took an action, filing a lawsuit that led to the 1947 ruling that ended the segregated schools in California. He also laid the foundations for the case of reference Brown vs. Board of Education which ended school segregation.
"Turning Pages" by Sonia Sotomayor
The first Latin to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor shares the way in which her love for books and reading inspired her throughout her life. While telling the critical moments that have shaped him as a person, the message remains positive and encouraging, encouraging young readers to pursue their dreams.