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Nuestra America: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States

Celebrate 30 influential Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs in U.S. history with Nuestra America, a fully-illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center. Nuestra America highlights the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/xs throughout history and their incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States. The stories in this book cover each figure's cultural background, childhood, and the challenges and opportunities they met in pursuit of their goals. A glossary of terms and discussion question-filled reading guide, created by the Smithsonian Latino Center, encourage further research and exploration. Twenty-three of the stories featured in this anthology will also be included in the future Molina Family Latino Gallery, the first national gallery dedicated to Latina/o/xs at the Smithsonian. This book is a must-have for teachers looking to create a more inclusive curriculum, Latina/o/x youth who need to see themselves represented as an important part of the American story, and all parents who want their kids to have a better understanding of American history. Featuring beautiful portraits by Gloria Felix, this is a book that children (and adults) will page through and learn from again and again. Nuestra America profiles the following notable figures: Sylvia Acevedo, Luis Alvarez, Pura Belpre, Martha E. Bernal, Julia de Burgos, Cesar Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Roberto Clemente, Celia Cruz, Olga E. Custodio, Oscar de la Renta, Jaime Escalante, Macario Garcia, Emma Gonzalez, Laurie Hernandez, Juan Felipe Herrera, Dolores Huerta, Jennifer Lopez, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Sylvia Mendez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, C. David Molina, Rita Moreno, Ellen Ochoa, Jorge Ramos, Sylvia Rivera, María Elena Salinas, Sonia Sotomayor, Dara Torres, and Robert Unanue.

- Sabrina Vourvoulias (author), Gloria Felix (illustrator)
- 128 pages
- 7.75 inches W x 9.9 inches L x 0.65 H
- Hardcover
- Running Press Kids
- Ages 8 - 12 years
- 2020
- Children's
- Item #: 978-0762497478