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Books del Sur curates Latin America Spanish-language literature to support dual language curriculum.
Books del Sur curates Latin America Spanish-language literature to support dual language curriculum.
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Curl Up with an Anti-Princesa Book

Many first time parents looking for unique board books that go beyond learning primary colors, and we now have fresh and fun options to learn colors AND learn language and culture.  For young children, Lil’ Libros created by Ariana Stein and Patty Rodriguez is a smart choice. Their biographical bilingual little libro will teach your little one to their first colors in English and Spanish while introducing them to the life of Emiliano Zapata, a historical figure in Mexico's Revolution history!

As Rodriguez, says “Each book we are creating is a seed. A seed we hope parent plants at home with their child. We want parents and children to love to read, to create those moments together.”

Lil’ Libros mission for younger readers mirrors Books del Sur’s mission for elementary age readers. Parent, caretakers, and teachers often are looking for graphically engaging books that like Lil’ Libro books share culture and language. This is where the Anti-Princesa Collection becomes an exciting alternative for older children who are in dual language immersion classes or who are doing research on important international woman figures. In a recent author interview with Nina Fink, author of the Anti-Princesa Collection she shared with us what inspires her to write, “The lives and works of so many wonderful women in history who are not frequently mentioned. In each book, I wrote about brave men and women who went out in search of their dreams.” Dreams are the reason Books del Sur exists! We want to encourage dreaming in all languages!

In order to engage our anti-princesas beyond a picture book and to teach them our history of women’s contributions that are often omitted from our history books, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is the right book in our trend for all-inclusive reading materials. This children’s book is packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. This series is appropriate for all ages and the format makes it easy to read and the illustrations keep the reader engaged. Like Lil Libros and Books del Sur, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls was created to by women entrepreneurs, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. As Favilli said in a Publishers Weekly interview, “We are filling a vacuum,” Favilli said. “We are responding to a clear need. When we started Timbuktu four years ago and became entrepreneurs, we could see how many female stereotypes were still around.”

We love to catch our strong young women reading inclusive materials and we'd love for you to share them tag Books del Sur on Instagram and Twitter @booksdelsur or use #Antiprincesa! This is how movements are made! Together!

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Araceli Esparza, the founder of Wisconsin Mujer, has executed many annual events, and lead volunteer teams for over ten years. She is equally fluent in English and Spanish and has expert knowledge in storytelling, audience engagement and event planning. Learn more about her at

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