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Menéndez, Juliet

Summary: "In this board book adaptation of Latinitas, young readers meet inspiring women from all over Latin America and across the United States. With gorgeous, hand-painted illustrations, Juliet Menéndez shines a spotlight on the power of childhood dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD MEN

Rappaport, Doreen

Summary: "A biography of astronaut and former director of the Johnson Space Center Ellen Ochoa"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OCH

Acevedo, Sylvia

Summary: "The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 369.463 ACE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 369.463 ACE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 369.463 ACE

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: This volume of ordinary people change the world features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. She is proof that with opportunity comes justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SOT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Bio I am Sotomayor

Sotomayor, Sonia

Summary: "In this adaptation for middle graders based on her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement serves as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. Includes an 8-page photo insert. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 347.73 SOT

Mosca, Julia Finley

Summary: "Meet Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a determined space pioneer with a stellar symphony of talents. Growing up in a family of immigrants, Ellen dreamed of becoming a professional flutist, but all of that changed when she discovered engineering in college. Though she was told that field of study wasn't for girls, the bright young scientist refused to give up--ultimately becoming a NASA astronaut who shattered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Innovation Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB OSHOA MOS

Menendez, Juliet

Summary: "A celebration of Latinas and Latin American women who followed their dreams, with portraits and short bios"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920.72 MEN

Guzmán, Lila

Summary: Describes the life of Ellen Ochoa and her drive to become an astronaut and travel into outerspace.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB OCHOA GUZ

Winter, Jonah

Summary: A biography of U.S. Supreme Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 SOT

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 REY
1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Denise, Anika

Summary: An inspiring biography of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Pura Belpré Honor-winning creators Anika Aldamuy Denise and Loris Lora! In 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest congresswoman in America. How did this young Puertoriquena become an unstoppable force in politics? Find out in this accessible and engaging book for young readers. AOC's remarkable story begins in her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OCA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OCA

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 REY
Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BUT

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Brown, Monica

Summary: A powerful and accesible bilingual picture book that highlights "the power and impact of ordinary but dedicated citizens." Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG BRO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG BRO

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Space Shetterly

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BET

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Romo Edelman, Claudia

Summary: From a girl who loved performing for her family in Texas to one of "Time" magazine's most influential people, Selena Gomez is an emblem of her generation whose empathy and courage have guided her throughout her career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GOM

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

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