Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktales

Mary-Joan Gerson, Retold by, Maya Christina Gonzalez, Ill, Illustrator, Mary-Joan Gerson, Author
Mary-Joan Gerson, Retold by, Maya Christina Gonzalez, Ill, Illustrator, Mary-Joan Gerson, Author Barefoot Books $19.99 (64p) ISBN 978-1-84148-365-8
Reviewed on: 08/01/2001
Release date: 08/01/2001
Paperback - 64 pages - 978-1-84148-807-3
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Eight more heroines representing different cultural traditions are noted in Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktales retold by Mary-Joan Gerson, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez. The famous legend of ""The Virgin of Guadalupe"" sits alongside the Mayan tale ""Rosha and the Sun,"" in which a girl rescues the sun after her brother traps it, and the Aztec tale ""Malintzin of the Mountain,"" sheds light on the controversial woman who fell for Cort s and helped him conquer her own people. Vibrant illustrations in the tradition of each culture, and attractive borders that unify each tale, bring these women to life. (Aug.)
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