Fearless Trailblazers: 11 Latinos Who Made U.S. History
by Naibe Reynoso
illustrated by Jone Leal
translated by Victoria Infante
Fearless Trailblazers: 11 Latinos Who Made U.S. History / Pioneros Audaces: 11 Latinos Que Hicieron Historia en Los Estados Unidos, is a bilingual book that highlights 11 Latinos who excelled in their professional careers and made U.S. history by accomplishing something that hadn’t been done before in their respective fields which include science, sports, the arts and politics. By presenting the true biographical stories of these outstanding Latinos in rhyming verses, young readers will easily follow their journey to success.
Each persons biographical story is written in both Spanish and English to encourage and promote bilingual literacy. Some of the men highlighted include Cesar Chavez (Activist), Jose Hernandez (Astronaut), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Playwright), Jean-Michel Basquiat (Artist), Julian Castro (Politician) and more.
Ages 8 and up
Paperback | 36 pages | Con Todo Press | 2020
According to 2018 statistics from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), only 10% of characters represented in children’s picture books were African American, 7% Asian, 5% Latinx, and 1% American Indian. Con Todo Press was created in 2018 to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities. They publish books that reflect a more balanced representation of women, Latinos, and people of color. Their titles have main characters of color and contain culturally relevant subject matter written by Latinx authors.
We LOVE their mission to produce books told from an authentic and relatable perspective that bridge the gap between communities of color and media.