Eight Mexican folk heroines come to vibrant life in this fascinating anthology illustrated by Pura Belpré Award-winning artist, educator and activist Maya Gonzalez. Drawing on centuries of Mexican traditions, Fiesta Feminina celebrates brave young girls, clever mythological characters and ambitious historic women leaders. With an illustrator’s note by Gonzalez and enthralling art throughout, Fiesta Feminina joins Barefoot’s popular anthology collection as an engaging tool to weave a captivating storytime in the classroom or at home.
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Product Dimensions:8.5 x 10.75 inches
Page Count:64 pages
Age Range:Ages 6-10 years
Awards & Accolades
American Folklore Society Aesop Prize, 2001
Parent's Choice Recommended Winner, 2001
Editor's Choice Booklist, 2001
Top 10 Children's Books on Women's History, Booklist, 2001
★ "A sparkling treasure in any folklore collection" — Booklist, starred review
"A highly readable, entertaining, and yes, sometimes laugh out loud book.... The stories are sure to capture the imagination" — Seattle Book Review
About the Contributors
Retold by - Mary-Joan Gerson
Mary-Joan Gerson is a clinical psychologist whose writing caareer began in Nigeria, where she and her husband served with the Peace Corps, creating literacy initiatives for children. She travels widely and tries to capture different ways of seeing the world in her books for children and young adults. She lives in New York, USA.
Illustrated by - Maya Christina Gonzalez
Maya Christina Gonzalez is an artist, author, activist, progressive educator and illustrator of more than twenty picture books. Her work has won the Pura Belpreé Award and been named to Kirkus's Best Picture Books That Celebrate Diversity list, among other recognitions. Maya lives in San Francisco, USA, where she cofounded and runs her own publishing press and online school with her partner.