Since the explosion of technology and the Internet, children seem to live immersed in a world of music videos, video games, and TV, but do they know about the people who came before them, who have impacted their lives so much more than they even realize? I wrote “Little Giants: 10 Hispanic Women Who Made History” because I wanted to highlight a little bit of my Hispanic history to inspire young readers who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Why women? you may well ask. Throughout history, women have been undermined, oppressed, and underrepresented. At different points in history, women have not been able to go out in public, to drive cars, to study, to work, to vote, or even to take credit for their accomplishments. Finally, we can now do all those things and more. Don’t get me wrong. There are still more things we need to achieve, but I am positive we will get there.
With “Little Giants” I hope to motivate and inspire our children today to accomplish great things tomorrow based on the example of role models from the past and present. They need to learn about and remember the contributions of women in history to be encouraged and inspired to lead the future.
Kids in schools and at home need a book like this one to encourage them to continue to study, to start businesses, to run for president, to keep dreaming, and to go on living meaningful and successful lives.
When the idea for this book came to me, the first thing I did was search Amazon to look for children’s books about the contributions of women in Latin America’s history, but I couldn’t find what I was looking for: an anthology for children that highlighted and honored the accomplishments of Hispanic women in history and society. Well, now there is one.
I hope you enjoy it,
About the Author
Raynelda Calderon grew up in the Dominican Republic, on a healthy diet of romance novels, comic strips, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s books, and the strict watch of her mother. She has a doctorate in leadership in higher education and works as a public librarian.
About the Book