Giveaway: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Children’s Book

by Latina Fatale on 03/16/2011 · 4 comments

in Books

16854079For Women’s History Month we are proud to sponsor a giveaway of a great children’s book about one of the first Latina feminists, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Sor Juana was a self-taught scholar and nun living in colonial Mexico (i.e., “Nueva España”) during the 17th century who wrote poetry and writing with early feminist themes. One of Sor Juana’s most well-known poems is “Hombres Necios”, in which she accuses men of being hypocrites. Those familiar with her writing will recognize a well-known phrase from her :

Hombres necios que acusáis
a la mujer sin razón,
sin ver que sois la ocasión
de lo mismo que culpáis

We’re excited that we’ve managed to get our hands on a children’s book in Spanish called Juana Inés, written by Georgina Lázaro. Many of us can probably remember that as children we might not have had access to books about strong, independent women. It’s extremely important that young girls are exposed to a variety of materials that teach about strong women.

This children’s book is written in Spanish and would engage a young child as well as an adolescent. The book is written in the form of poetry and includes rhyming, descriptive language, and the history of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s life.

Thanks to our compañera Melanie over at Multilingual Mania, we are giving away a hardcover copy of the book to two lucky Latina Fatale readers. Enter a chance to win this book for your own child, or donate it to another child, your local school, or local library. The giveaway will end on Tuesday, March 22. If you would like to enter yourself for a chance to win, leave a comment that answers one of the following questions.

Who was your favorite female character in a book that you read as a child? Or, which influential woman do you think all children should learn about?

If you would like to enter your name more than once in the drawing, you can enter your name additional times by doing the following:

  • Tweet about it and link to us. Let us know you tweeted!
  • Facebook about the giveaway. Let us know when you facebooked!
  • Blog about it on your blog. Leave us a link in the comments section!

Deadline: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth March 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

My favorite character as a child was always Nancy Drew. I was always so impressed with her!

I also put an announcement about this on my facebook.


Chantilly Patiño March 20, 2011 at 6:57 am

Well, I did the tweet and FB post…no blog post yet!


Latina Fatale March 20, 2011 at 7:01 am

I saw! Only two people so far, so it’s looking good for you lol!


Chantilly Patiño March 22, 2011 at 2:24 am

Well, I can’t argue with that…lol! Woot! WOOT! ;)


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