BOOKS

Title: Anacaona
Author: Viviana S. Torres
Illustrator: Maria Ocampo
Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
Ages: 8-12 Lexile: 900
ISBN: 978-1-7331392-12
Publisher: Cayena Press
Language: English/Spanish
Series: She Was
Release date: October 12, 2019

Description: Anacaona lived during the time of Christopher Columbus. She was a Taina, a native from Quisqueya, the island that today is comprised of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. She made a powerful stand against the Spanish invaders, for which she lost her life. The exciting story of this courageotryus native woman is meant to inspire children to be brave too.


Title: Mama Tingo
Author: Raynelda A. Calderon
Illustrator: Merli Renee
Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
Ages: 8-12 Lexile: 840
ISBN: 978-1-7331392-05
Publisher: Cayena Press
Language: English/Spanish
Series: She Was
Release date: October 12, 2019

Description: Mama Tingo was born in the Dominican Republic on November 8, 1921. She was the leader of a group of farmers whose lands wanted to be taken from them. The inspiring story of this courageous peasant woman who didn’t know how to read and write is meant to inspire children to be their own brave selves.


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