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Title: Maria Montez, the Queen of Technicolor
Author: Raynelda A. Calderon
Illustrator: Maria Ocampo
Category: Juvenile biography Price: Hardcover, $17.99, Softcover, $7.99
Pages: 32 Ages: 8-12
Language: English/Spanish
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.


Title:Little Giants: 10 Hispanic Women Who Made History
Author: Raynelda A. Calderon
Illustrator: Donna Wiscombe
Category: Juvenile biography Price: Hardcover, $23.99, Softcover, $14.99 Pages: 64 Pages
Ages: 8-12 Lexile: 1060
Language: English/Spanish

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.


Title: Little Giants Coloring and Activity Book
Text: Raynelda A. Calderon
Illustrator: Maria Ocampo
Format: Paperback, 67 Pages
Ages: 8-12
Language: English/Spanish

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.


Title:Anacaona, the Golden Flower
Author: Viviana S. Torres
Illustrator: Maria Ocampo
Category: Juvenile biography Price: Hardcover, $17.99, Softcover, $7.99 Pages: 32
Ages: 8-12 Lexile: 900
Language: English/Spanish

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.

Title: Mama Tingo
Author: Raynelda A. Calderon
Illustrator: Merli Renee
Category: Juvenile biography Price: Hardcover, $17.99, Softcover, $7.99 Pages: 32
Ages: 8-12 Lexile: 840
Language: English/Spanish

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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