Juliet Menéndez is a Guatemalan American author and illustrator living between Guatemala City, Paris, and New York. While working as a bilingual teacher in New York City’s public schools, Juliet noted the need for more books that depicted children like the ones in her classrooms. She studied design and illustration in Paris and now spends her days with her watercolors and notebook. Latinitas is her first children's book.
"This is an engaging and important book that should stimulate young Latinas to become the best they can be—and I am delighted to be in such good company!" —Susana Torre, acclaimed architect featured in Latinitas
"What will pull young people in is that Menéndez depicts these women as children (Latinitas), both visually and anecdotally . . . What will keep these readers engaged is how their soon-to-be heroines bloom into their future selves on the page." —The New York Times Book Review
"Will inspire young children to follow their own dreams . . . This book belongs in any child’s hands." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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