Dream with the latinitas Sueña con las latinitas

Juliet Menéndez

Book - 2022

"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 Meňndez shines a spotlight on the power of childhood dreams." --

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Board books
Juvenile works
Picture books
New York : Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2022
First board book edition
Item Description
On board pages.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Main Author
Juliet Menéndez (author)
Review by Booklist Review

Menéndez brings many of the impressive women from Latinitas (2021) to a younger audience with this beautiful board book. Saturated Old Holland watercolors create vivid contrasts between backgrounds of goldenrod, black, kelly green, and terracotta and each page's stylized image of a famous Latina, stencil-like in its clean lines and geometric patterns. Twenty-two such portraits fill the pages, which seek to introduce little ones to "the Latinitas / whose big dreams / paved the way / for your little feet." The variety of people featured is splendid, with a few well-chosen words in English and Spanish employed to capture each individual's talents. Engineer Antonia Navarro, activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum, author Isabel Allende, dancer Alicia Alonso, and gymnast Laurie Hernandez are a few of the notable figures readers will encounter, all of whom deserve their place in this gorgeous homage.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.