Mamiverse is celebrating Women’s History Month with five children’s books that share the stories of five incredible Latinas who have left their mark on the world. Happy reading!
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/La Vida de Celia Cruz
Written by Monica Brown • Illustrated by Raphael Lopez • Cooper Square Publishing Llc.
This bold and vibrant book features gorgeous illustrations that convey the talent and achievements associated with the singer, Celia Cruz, a role model and icon to learn about during women’s history month. We love how the story is told in the first person and uses dramatic and rhythmic words to bring her story to life. Children will learn about the strong influence of her family and her native Cuba, had on Cruz’s creativity and life as a singer. The book comes with complete text in both English and Spanish. For children ages 4 and up.