Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers by Juliet Menéndez



Join Juliet Menéndez as she reads from her new book, Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, and discusses the Latinx women who inspired her. Students from the Word Up middle school afterschool program will briefly share their art before a Q&A. 

Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers explores familiar figures like Frida Kahlo, Selena Quintanilla, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well as other noteworthy figures like Teresa Carreño (composer), Wanda Díaz-Merced (astronomer), and Sonia Pierre (human rights activist in the DR). Learn more about this compendium of extraordinary Latinx women and ask Juliet Menéndez about how she came to put this book together. 

About the Author

Juliet Menéndez is a Guatemalan American author and illustrator living between Guatemala City, Paris, and New York. While working as a bilingual teacher in New York City’s public schools, Juliet noted the need for more books that depicted children like the ones in her classrooms. She studied design and illustration in Paris and now spends her days with her watercolors and notebook. Latinitas is her first children's book.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
via ZOOM
New York, NY 10032
Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250234629
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

Latinitas (Spanish edition): Una celebración de 40 soñadoras audaces Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250796103
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 31st, 2021