Discover inspiring stories of women in history and the present, perfect for young girls and boys alike. Explore this Spanish language collection of amazing women, fostering strength, intelligence, and empowerment. We are raising strong women and men that respect them through literacy. These books are also great for young girls to read so they can see themselves reflected as strong, smart, and powerful girls.  And for young boys to read about the amazing lives of these women.

Women in History: Pura Belpré

  1. Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre (Spanish edition) 

Women in History: Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz was a Cuban-American singer and the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, gaining twenty-three gold albums during her career. U.S. President Bill Clinton awarded her the National Medal of Arts in 1994

  1. My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) 
  2. Celia Cruz Azucar (Spanish Edition)

Women in History: Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist

  1. My Name Is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela (Rise and Shine) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) 
  2. Conoce a Gabriela Mistral / Get to Know Gabriela Mistral (Bilingual) (Personajes Del Mundo Hispanico / Characters of the Hispanic World) 

Women in History: Malala

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate

  1. Malala la niña que quería ir a la escuela (Spanish Edition)
  2. La admirable aventura de Malala (Spanish Edition)

Women in History: Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

  1. Una niña llamada Helen Keller: (Spanish language edition of A Girl Named Helen Keller) (Spanish Edition)

Women in History: Felisa Rincón de Gautier

Felisa Rincón de Gautier was the first woman to be elected as the Mayor of a capital city in The Americas.

  1. Felisa y el Magico Coqui (Spanish Edition)

Women in History: Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. She has the distinction of being its first justice of Hispanic descent and the first Latina

  1. Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition)

Women in History: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century nun, self-taught scholar and acclaimed writer of the Latin American colonial period and the Hispanic Baroque. She was also a staunch advocate for women’s rights.

  1. Cuando los grandes eran pequeños. Juana Inés (Spanish Edition) (Cuando Los Grandes Eran Pequenos/ When the Grown-Ups Were Children) (Spanish)

Women in History: Julia de Burgos

Julia de Burgos was a poet from Puerto Rico. As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women’s branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party.  She’s Puerto Rico’s most famous Latina poet.

  1. Cuando los grandes eran pequeños. Julia de Burgos (Spanish Edition) 

Women in History: Amelia Mary Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.

  1. Pequeña & Grande Amelia Earhart (Infantil ilustrado) (Spanish Edition) 

Women in History: Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

  1. Pequeña & Grande Marie Curie (Infantil Ilustrado) (Spanish Edition) 

Women in History: Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

  1. Pequeña & Grande Agatha Christie (Infantil Ilustrado) (Spanish Edition)

Women in History: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico.  There are so many resources on her and my favorite was a reading fair project I worked on with the girls that I babysat.

  1. Pequeña & Grande Frida Kahlo (Spanish Edition)

Women in History: Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand.

  1. Pequeña & Grande Coco Chanel (Pequeña y grande) (Spanish Edition)

Women in History: Spanish children’s books

  1. Las chicas son guerreras: 26 rebeldes que cambiaron el mundo (Spanish Edition) 
  2. Las chicas son de ciencias: 25 científicas que cambiaron en mundo (Spanish Edition) 
  3. Ellas – Historias de Mujeres Puertorriqueñas
  4. Cuentos de buenas noches para niñas rebeldes (Spanish Edition) 

 

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