Sweet Dreams, Mis Hijos: Inspiring Bedtime Stories about Latino Leaders (Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez (Author) Yocelyn Riojas (Illustrator)

Sweet Dreams, Mis Hijos: Inspiring Bedtime Stories about Latino Leaders (Bilingual English/Spanish)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade

Mini-biographies, introduce young readers to groundbreaking Latino leaders, from Roberto Clemente and Cesar Chavez to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sonia Sotomayor.

Thoroughly engaging stories about amazing trailblazers include contemporary figures in many fields, from science and business to journalism and visual arts. Five-minute biographies provide an interesting window into each person's origins and accomplishments, as well as describing the way their heritage factored into their lives. Curious readers will discover: *which Supreme Court justice was called Aji (hot pepper) by her family when she was a girl *how Julián and Joaquin Castro's mother set the stage for her twin boys to go into politics *why Jorge Ramos never stops asking "why?" *Desi Arnaz's secret to making sitcom history on TV *and many more insights into these, and other, amazing lives From current stars like Lin Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Lopez to icons such as Dolores Huerta and Desi Arnaz, readers will learn about extraordinary people from different backgrounds who made their mark in a wide range of fields.


Minibiografías que presentan a los lectores jóvenes líderes latinos innovadores, desde Roberto Clemente y César Chávez hasta Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez y Sonia Sotomayor.

Historias completamente interesantes sobre pioneros asombrosos incluyen figuras contemporáneas en muchos campos, desde la ciencia y los negocios hasta el periodismo y las artes visuales. Las biografías de cinco minutos brindan una ventana interesante a los orígenes y logros de cada persona, además de describir la forma en que su herencia influyó en sus vidas. Los lectores curiosos descubrirán: *qué magistrada de la Corte Suprema fue llamada Ají (pimiento picante) por su familia cuando era niña *cómo la madre de Julián y Joaquín Castro preparó el escenario para que sus gemelos se dedicaran a la política *por qué Jorge Ramos nunca deja de preguntar "¿por qué?" *El secreto de Desi Arnaz para hacer historia en las comedias de televisión *y muchas más ideas sobre estas y otras vidas asombrosas Desde estrellas actuales como Lin Manuel Miranda y Jennifer Lopez hasta íconos como Dolores Huerta y Desi Arnaz, los lectores aprenderán sobre personas extraordinarias de de diferentes orígenes que dejaron su huella en una amplia gama de campos.

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Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is a Latina mom and proud immigrant daughter. She has spent the last twenty years working in the Latino community helping protect immigrant workers' rights and mobilizing thousands of Latino voters. Cristina knows how important it is for young Latino kids to have great role models and see their stories told.

Yocelyn Riojas is a Mexican American illustrator, artist, and designer. She was born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, and raised across the border in Eagle Pass, Texas. She was influenced by her parents, who grew up as migrant workers and now serve as attorneys helping farm-workers and asylum seekers. Passionate about empowering her community by creating a voice for people of color, she is using her graphic design work and illustrations to inspire and prompt a new generation of activists.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781950587339
Lexile Measure
-
Guided Reading Level
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Publisher
Downtown Bookworks
Publication date
November 01, 2022
Series
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BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
Library of Congress categories
Artists
Spanish language materials
Bilingual
Entertainers
Athletes
Hispanic Americans
Leadership
Legislators
Hispanoestadounidenses
Artistas
Atletas
Legisladores
Liderazgo

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