Eight Mexican folk heroines come to vibrant life in this fascinating anthology illustrated by Pura Belpré 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. English text.
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. She lives in New York, USA.
Maya Gonzalez is an artist, author, activist, progressive educator and illustrator of more than twenty picture books. Her work has won the Pura Belpré Award and been named to Kirkus' Best Picture Books That Celebrate Diversity list, among other recognitions. Maya lives in San Francisco, USA, where she cofounded and runs her own publishing press and online school with her partner.