By Kelli Drummer-Avendano
March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate you can add the Chicas poderosas collection to your class or school library. Designed for readers in grades K-2, the books in this uplifting series celebrate gender equality with their powerful narratives.
One such story is that of Katherine Johnson whose career at NASA is detailed in the book Una computadora llamada Catherine. Young girls will be inspired to pursue their dreams in a STEM career when they read how Katherine’s work helped put America on the moon.
Read a sample HERE.
You’ll also get the newest book from the acclaimed creators of Iggy Peck, Architect called Sofía Valdez, presidenta tal vez. Sofía is an ambitious young problem solver who makes an impact on her local community by finding a solution and sticking to it. Another book in the collection about a grade-school girl with presidential dreams is Grace para presidenta. This entertaining story teaches kids about the American electoral college and why every vote matters.
Last but not least, the titles Cuando las niñas vuelan alto and Las niñas serán lo que quieran ser, written and illustrated by Raquel Díaz Reguera, bring to life the girl-power mentality by demonstrating that girls can be anything they want, and empowering all kids to make their dreams come true even when they encounter obstacles along the way.