Nuestra Am rica highlights the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/xs throughout history and their incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States.
The stories in this book cover each figure's cultural background, childhood, and the challenges and opportunities they met in pursuit of their goals. A glossary of terms and discussion question-filled reading guide, created by the Smithsonian Latino Center, encourage further research and exploration. Twenty-three of the stories featured in this anthology will also be included in the future Molina Family Latino Gallery, the first national gallery dedicated to Latina/o/xs at the Smithsonian.
This book is a must-have for teachers looking to create a more inclusive curriculum, Latina/o/x youth who need to see themselves represented as an important part of the American story, and all parents who want their kids to have a better understanding of American history. Featuring beautiful portraits by Gloria F lix, this is a book that children (and adults) will page through and learn from again and again.
Nuestra Am rica profiles the following notable figures:
Sylvia Acevedo, Luis lvarez, Pura Belpr , Martha E. Bernal, Julia de Burgos, C sar Ch vez, Sandra Cisneros, Roberto Clemente, Celia Cruz, Olga E. Custodio, scar de la Renta, Jaime Escalante, Macario Garc a, Emma Gonz lez, Laurie Hern ndez, Juan Felipe Herrera, Dolores Huerta, Jennifer Lopez, Xiuhtezcatl Mart nez, Sylvia M ndez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, C. David Molina, Rita Moreno, Ellen Ochoa, Jorge Ramos, Sylvia Rivera, Mar a Elena Salinas, Sonia Sotomayor, Dara Torres, and Robert Unanue.