BOOKS

Title: We the Dreamers
Author: Raynelda A. Calderon
Illustrator: T. Kutsachenko
Category: Juvenile fiction Format: Paperback, 32 Pages
Ages: 4 – 8, Lexile: AD320
ISBN: 978-1955328012
Publisher: Cayena Press
Language: English/Spanish
Release date: November 2021

Description:

Description: “We the Dreamersdescribes the journey of immigrating to a new place through the eyes of a child. Told alternatively in English and in Spanish, this picture book highlights all the emotions immigrants experience throughout their journey: the characters end up feeling  mystified, bemused, or even bewildered upon entering the United States.  Available on Ingram, Amazon, and IndieBound.

Title: Maria Montez, the Queen of Technicolor
Author: Raynelda A. Calderón
Illustrator: María Ocampo
Category: Juvenile biography Formats: Hardback & Paperback, 32 Pages
Ages: 8-12
ISBN: 978-1733139267 (HC); 978-1733139298 (Prbk)
Publisher: Cayena Press
Language: English/Spanish
Series: She Was Release date: June 2021

Description: Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Maria Montez became a famous actress during the time of the 1940s. She is recognized as one of the first Latinas to conquer Hollywood. Her work opened the doors for other Latinas who later came to Hollywood looking to star on the big screen. Available on Ingram, Amazon, and IndieBound.


Title:Little Giants: 10 Hispanic Women Who Made History
Author: Raynelda A. Calderón
Illustrator: Donna Wiscombe
Category: Juvenile biography Formats: Hardback & Paperback, 64 Pages
Ages: 8-12, Lexile: 1060
ISBN: 978-1733139229 (HC); 978-1733139243 (Prbk)
Publisher: Cayena Press
Language: English/Spanish
Release date: March 2020

Description: Little Giants: 10 Hispanic Women Who Made History is a short collection of biographies about Hispanic women and the impact they made in the world. Some of the women featured in this book are iconic figures such as ballet dancer Alicia Alonso; others are less known heroines such as indigenous leader Dolores Cacuango, founder of the first bilingual school in Ecuador. Beautiful illustrations accompany the text to bring these women to life and inspire the young generation of readers to be leaders tomorrow. Get the book on Ingram, Amazon, and IndieBound.


Title: Little Giants Coloring and Activity Book
Text: Raynelda A. Calderon
Illustrator: María Ocampo
Category: Children’s coloring book Format: Paperback, 67 Pages
Ages: 8-12
ISBN: 978-1733139236
Publisher: Cayena Press
Language: English/Spanish
Release date: October 2019

Description: If you read Little Giants: 10 Hispanic Women Who Made History, you will enjoy this coloring and activity book that features those 10 Hispanic women who made history to color! How will you color ballet legend Alicia Alonso? This book provides fun and creativity. Reading activities can be completed by doing independent research. The women to have fun coloring are: Alicia Alonso, Conchita Citron, Dolores Cacuango, Eloisa Diaz, Elvia Carrillo Puerto, Juana Azurduy, Maria Antonia Santos Plata, Maria Teresa Ferrari, Salome Ureña de Henriquez y Teresa Carreño. Get the book HERE and on Amazon.


Title:Anacaona, the Golden Flower
Author: Viviana S. Torres
Illustrator: Maria Ocampo
Category: Juvenile biography Formats: Hardback & Paperback, 32 Pages
Ages: 8-12, Lexile: 900
ISBN: 978-1733139212 (HC); 978-1733139281 (Prbk)
Publisher: Cayena Press
Language: English/Spanish
Series: She Was Release date: October 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 courageous native woman is meant to inspire children to be brave too. Available on Ingram, Amazon, and IndieBound.


Title: Mama Tingo
Author: Raynelda A. Calderon
Illustrator: Merli Renee
Category: Juvenile biography Formats: Hardback & Paperback, 32 Pages
Ages: 8-12, Lexile: 840
ISBN: 978-1733139205 (HC); 978-1733139274 (Prbk)
Publisher: Cayena Press
Language: English/Spanish
Series: She Was
Release date: October 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. Available on Ingram, Amazon, and IndieBound.

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