Julia de Burgos is known as Puerto Rico’s most famous Latina poet. She was born on February 17, 1914, in Carolina, Puerto Rico and died on July 6, 1953, in Harlem, New York.

She was a teacher, writer and a civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers. Also known as a feminist she advocated for Puerto Rican independence.

Her poems were about love, feminism, equality, social justice, and Puerto Rico. Having grown up alongside the Río Grande de Loíza she was inspired to write her most notable poem: El Río Grande de Loíza a love song to the river of her childhood.  

In 2006 author Georgina Lázaro published the children’s book  Cuando los grandes eran pequeños. Julia de Burgos (Spanish Edition) (Cuando Los Grandes Eran Pequenos) and in 2010 the USPS service released a stamp in her honor.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Series 2019 | Multicultural Kid BlogsWe are so excited for our eighth annual Hispanic Heritage Month series! Now through October 15, you’ll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage!

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Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

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Hispanic Mama

September 19
Spanish Playground

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Kids Spanish Book Club

September 24
Embracing Diversity

September 25
el Mundo de Pepita

September 26
Little Nómadas

September 27
De Su Mama

September 30
Baby Devotions

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For the Love of Spanish

October 2
Tiny Tapping Toes

October 3

October 4
Bicultural Familia

October 7
Spanish Mama

October 8
The Multilingual Home

October 9
Bookworms and Owls

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Jeddah Mom

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Pretty Mama Breastfeeding

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Multicultural Kid Blogs

October 15
Maritere Bellas

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