In honor of Women’s History Month, I have teamed up with Multicultural Kid Blogs and Books del sur to showcase one of my favorite series of authentic Spanish literature for kids- the Anti-Princesas series. The books highlight three important female figures in Latino history in an age-appropriate manner that allows boys and girls of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to identify with and learn from the stories of powerful Latina women. Frida Kahlo, Juana Azurduy and Violeta Parra are prolific female historic figures who have traditionally not been celebrated by mainstream culture as strong role models. The Anti Princesas series aims to change that- and they do it phenomenally well by highlighting the important character traits of model females. We also have exciting news about the English versions of these books, a giveaway of the Frida Kahlo book, and a free paper doll printable of Juana, Violeta and Frida. Basically, this is the best anti princesa post ever!
I don’t need to tell you how amazing the anti-princesas books are. Remezcla, The Huffington Post and Latina Magazine have all done that already. The School Library Journal even reviewed them. Check it out!
- Remezcla- These Anti-Princess Books Give Young Girls Badass Latina Heroines to Look Up To
- The Huffington Post- The Typical Princess Story Just Got An Awesome Latina Makeover
- Latina Magazine
- School Library Journal
Live Interview with Heather
In anticipation of this post, Heather Robertson-Devine (owner of Books del sur) and I sat down for a Facebook Live Interview about the importance the anti-princesas as a tool for self-discovery and empathy building. If you missed it on Facebook, don’t worry, you can watch it here. Don’t forget to subscribe to Pura Vida Moms on You Tube!
Anti-Princesas Paper Doll Printable
The Anti-Princesas have marched on Washington! You can take them in paper doll form anywhere in the world- and we encourage you to document your experiences on social media. Follow and tag @puravidamoms and @booksdelsur and use the hashtags #bilingualwe and #antiprincesas
Where to Buy Your Own Anti-Princesas Collection
I’m so excited to announce that Books del sur books are now available for purchase right from Pura Vida Moms website! Click below to purchase your own set of anti-princesas- and support two female, mom-owned businesses right here in the the USA. Thank you for your support!!
Enter to win your own Spanish Language copy of the Frida Kahlo anti-princesa book!
Exciting News!! Anti-Princesas en English!
Books del sur and Pura Vida Moms are so excited to announce that the English version of Frida Kahlo will be available in April of 2017- so stay tuned for the pre-order information!
Looking for more Women’s History Month content from Pura Vida Moms?
- 5 Girl Power Songs
- Emma Watson’s Belle- A New Kind of Princess
- 5 Tips For Empowering Young Girls Through Hair
- Dream Big Princess- Disney and We All Grow Latina Storytellers
- Authentic Spanish Texts from Books del sur
Don’t forget to hop over to other Multicultural Kid Bloggers sites for poignant and informative stories about women in history in honor of Women’s History Month.
Join us for our annual Women’s History Month series, celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of women around the world. Follow along all month plus link up your own posts below! Don’t miss our series from 2016 and 2015, and find even more posts on our Women’s History board on Pinterest:
modernmami on Multicultural Kid Blogs: 3 Reasons Why We Celebrate Women’s History Month
The Jenny Evolution: More Children’s Books About Amazing Women
Colours of Us: 32 Multicultural Picture Books About Strong Female Role Models
modernmami: 103 Children’s Books for Women’s History Month
A Crafty Arab: The Arab Woman Who Carved Exquisite Beauty into Science
Hispanic Mama: 5 Children’s Books About Latina Women
MommyMaestra: Free Download – Women’s History Month Trading Cards
MommyMaestra on MommyMaestra on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Celebrating Women’s History Month
Crafty Moms Share: First Ladies and Eleanor Roosevelt
Mama Smiles: Write Down Your Family’s Women’s History
Bookworms and Owls: Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Creative World of Varya: 6 Quotes About Women from Various Religious Writings
Knocked Up Abroad: 7 Ways Swedish Women Can Revolutionize Your Life Today
La Cité des Vents on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Women in History or Women’s Stories?
Pura Vida Moms
Melibelle in Tokyo: After Devestation, Life – Miki Sawada Mothers 2,000
All Done Monkey: Girls Who Changed the World
Family in Finland
the piri-piri lexicon
Let the Journey Begin
Don’t miss our Women’s History Month Activity Printables, on sale now!