Collections Spotlight: Influential Latinas

The Minerva’s Kaleidoscope blog highlights several influential women who appear in the picture book, Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, by Guatemalan-American author, illustrator, and teacher Juliet Menéndez. Hear from Menéndez and learn more about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Teresa Carreño, Frida Kahlo, Celia Cruz, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Cisneros, and a couple more inspiring Latin artists found in the Library of Congress collections and beyond.

Meet the Subjects of Latinitas in the Library of Congress’s Collection Minerva’s Kaleidoscope blog

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Teresa Carreño

Frida Kahlo

Celia Cruz

Collections Spotlight: Sonia Sotomayor

Sandra Cisneros

Primary Source Spotlight: Gabriela Mistral

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