Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2023: Review of Latin Americans in History: 15 Inspiring Latinas and Latinos You Should Know by Monica Olivera

Written by Monica Olivera, Latin Americans in History: 15 Inspiring Latinas and Latinos You Should Know is a middle-grade non-fiction book that will surely motivate children, especially Latin Americans, to pursue their dreams. It is an excellent introduction to Latin American historical personages left out of history books.

Discover how Simón Bolivar, El Libertador, freed six South American countries from the Spanish empire. Find out how Ecuadorian poet Maria Piedad Castillo de Levi became the Woman of the Americas thanks to her women’s rights activism. Read how Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende became two of Latin America’s most celebrated writers. Learn how Franklin Chang-Díaz became the first Hispanic astronaut in history. Admire how Rita Moreno, the first Latina to win an Oscar, is one of the few EGOT winners.

Latin Americans in History: 15 Inspiring Latinas and Latinos You Should Know by Monica Olivera includes fascinating facts and ideas to explore at the end of each biographical chapter and references at the end. I highly recommend it to parents, librarians, and educators looking for non-fiction books about historical personages left out from history lessons and textbooks. It is time for Latin American/Hispanic children to learn about those who have paved the way for the rest of us to dream and achieve big goals.

Monica Olivera is the fantastic freelance educational writer and homeschooling mother of three behind MommyMaestra.com. She is also the author of The Latino Family’s Guide to Homeschooling.

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