Latin Americans in History: 15 Inspiring Latinas and Latinos You Should Know (Biographies for Kids)
Amazing stories of Latin Americans who changed the world—for kids ages 8 to 12
Discover the incredible contributions that people of Latin American heritage have made to world history! Learn about Simón Bolívar, a Venezuelan soldier who helped many South American countries achieve independence from Spain. Meet Violeta Barrios Torres de Chamorro, a former journalist and the first female president of Nicaragua. And get to know Gloria Estefan, the Cuban singer and songwriter who became the "Queen of Latin Pop."
From politicians and physicists to poets and painters, these biographies explore 15 incredible Latin American people who used their creativity, intelligence, and strong beliefs to improve the world around them.
- Detailed biographies—Dive deep with stories that cover each person's entire life, including their childhood, their accomplishments, and the challenges that they faced.
- Learn and grow—These impressive people will inspire you to discover your own talents and use them to achieve your dreams and support your community.
- Beyond this book—Want to learn more? Each biography includes activity ideas and suggestions for further reading so you can keep exploring.
See how much there is to know about influential Latin Americans from all backgrounds with th is Latino children's book.
Praise for Latin Americans in History: 15 Inspiring Latinas and Latinos You Should Know (Biographies for Kids)
"Monica Olivera’s delightful new book for young people, Latin Americans in History: Five Inspiring Latinas and Latinos You Should Know offers an exciting window into the lives of remarkable Latinx figures—leaders, athletes, activists, artists, and more! Children will learn from Olivera’s lively prose introducing individuals who have contributed to the rich and diverse history, politics, and culture of the Américas—and the world! In addition to the well-researched individual biographies and inspiring quotes in the subject’s own words, Kristina Rodriguez’s compelling illustrations will bring these figures to life for children." —Dr. Monica Brown, acclaimed children’s author
"Latin Americans in History needs to be in classrooms and home libraries nationwide. Mónica Oliviera has been able to do more than introduce young readers to Latina and Latino changemakers but also give us information about their lives that make them both inspiring and relatable. It's great that the author included people from throughout Latin America, showing the richness that our history and culture offers." —Maceo Cabrera Estévez, founder of Booklandia
"Beautifully written and an easy read that is sure to be a great resource for Latino readers of all ages. The fifteen life stories Olivera features are sure to inspire and instill pride in all who read about these heroes." —Dora O. Tovar, Latina leader, author, and marketer