Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women of Mexican Folklore book

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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 enthralling art throughout, Fiesta Feminina joins Barefoot’s popular anthology collection as an engaging tool to weave a captivating story time in the classroom or at home.

Retold by Mary-Joan Gerson
Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez


  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.75 inches
  • Paperback
  • Page Count: 64 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 6-10 years

About the Contributors

Retold by Mary-Joan Gerson
Mary-Joan Gerson is a clinical psychologist whose writing caareer began in Nigeria, where she and her husband served with the Peace Corps, creating literacy initiatives 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.

Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
Maya Christina Gonzalez is an artist, author, activist, progressive educator and illustrator of more than twenty picture books. Her work has won the Pura Belpreé Award and been named to Kirkus's 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.

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