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Fiesta Feminina: Magical Women of Mexican Folklore

Mary-Joan Gerson Maya Christina Gonzalez



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Barefoot Books Ltd
01 December 2018
Anthologies (Children's&YA); People & places (Children's&YA); Languages & ESL; Spanish - Children's Fiction; Spanish - Languages
Eight Mexican folk heroines come to vibrant life in this fascinating anthology illustrated by Pura Belpre 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 fully updated interiors, Fiesta Feminina joins Barefoot's popular anthology collection as an engaging tool to weave a captivating storytime in the classroom or at home. AGES: 6 to 10 AUTHOR: Mary-Joan Gerson is a clinical psychologist whose writing career began in Nigeria, where she and her husband served with the Peace Corps, creating literacy programs for children. She travels widely and tries to capture different ways of seeing the world in her books for children and young adults. SELLING POINTS:

CELEBRATED ILLUSTRATOR: Pura Belpre award-winning illustrator, educator and activist Maya Gonzalez's rich, colorful paintings bring these age-old tales to vibrant life.

GLOBAL EDUCATION: Spanning over two thousand years of Mexico's rich history from the Mayan civilization to the Spanish conquest, this anthology offers young readers a fascinating insight into and celebration of Mexican culture.

RELATABLE WOMEN: The eight unique, powerful girls and women in these tales defy both the damsel in distress and strong woman stereotypes to offer realistic heroines for young girls.
By:   Mary-Joan Gerson
Illustrated by:   Maya Christina Gonzalez
Imprint:   Barefoot Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 272mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   279g
ISBN:   9781782854258
ISBN 10:   1782854258
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 December 2018
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 10 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Spanish
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mary-Joan Gerson is a psychologist, world-traveler and distinguished writer. She has published three books for children, including Why the Sky is Far Away (1992), which was a New York Times best illustrated book. She lives with her husband in New York City. Fiesta Femenina is her first title for Barefoot Books.

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