The Mirabal Sisters By Raynelda A. Caldero Book Tour, Top Ten, & Giveaway! {Ends 3/28/22}

Apr 30, 2022 | Elementary, Middle Grade

  Book Details:

The Mirabal Sisters: From Caterpillars to Butterflies by Raynelda A. Calderon
Category:  Children’s Non-Fiction (Ages 8-12​)
Genre:  Children’s Book; Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for all readers.
Publisher:  Cayena Press, Inc., 48 pages
Release date:   March 2022
Tour dates: March 1 to March 21, 2022

Book Description:

Born in a small town in the Dominican Republic, the Mirabal sisters lived at a time when the country was under the merciless rule of a dictatorship. Their deaths on November 25, 1960 (at ages 36, 34, and 25), have received international coverage. In their honor, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed annually on November 25.
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Review By LAWonder10:

Have you ever heard of the Mirabal Sisters? I think most of us have not.
This is a very interesting story about the fame and fall of the Mirabal Sisters. They were four attractive, close-knit, independent sisters whose fortitude and sacrifices were key in the Dominican Republic becoming a free land. In a time where women’s roles outside the home was not accepted, they set very different yet profound examples.
The illustrations done by the author were veery nice and added to the story content.
At the end of the picture book, is a Glossary with both Spanish and English words. This can easily be used to enhance students’/children’s vocabulary.
I also appreciated the author’s notes at the end of the story.
I offer a four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure o post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Top Ten:

                                10 things you might not know about “The Mirabal Sisters:

1. The date of November 25th, The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, was chosen in their honor because that was the day that they were assassinated for protesting the dictatorship of the Dominican Republic.

2. Dedé, the sister that survived, took in her sisters’ children and raised them as their own. She also devoted her life to preserving the legacy of the sisters.

3. They attended a nun’s school for young women.

4. Minerva went to the university to receive a degree in law.

5. María Teresa, the youngest, studied mathematics.

6. Minerva founded the anti-regime Movimiento 14 de Junio (Movement of the Fourteenth of June) to fight back the government’s injustices.

7. The sisters were in jail. We will never know what they really went through during that period because the women who were jailed with them vowed to never talk about it to preserve their memories.

8. Their family lost everything they had (lands, businesses) to the government.

9. They were truly feminist before their time! They wore pants and drove cars.

10. After their tragic deaths, the revolution against Trujillo’s regime continued in their name, leading to his assassination six months after.

Meet the Author:

Raynelda A. Calderón, a Dominican native who lives in Queens, NY, is a children’s book author who has worked in public libraries for more than 15 years. She holds a doctorate in leadership in higher education, and she has taught Information Literacy at various colleges, most recently at Bronx Community College. As a librarian, working with children inspires Raynelda to write about the accomplishments of Hispanic women in history. She hopes to inspire young readers to follow their passions and never take no for an answer. Raynelda is the creator of the first Hispanic Heritage wall calendar that honors the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans in the United States. She lives with an untamed Shih Tzu, Toby, and a much attached Chihuahua, Maya. She spends her free time thinking (and drafting) about books to write, or painting, crocheting, or crying over abused dogs.

connect with the author: author’s website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

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