Lucía the Luchadora

Lucía the Luchadora

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"Lucia zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her 'girls can't be superheroes,' suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucia comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : POW!, a division of powerHouse Packaging & Supply, Inc., [2017]
ISBN: 9781576878279
1576878279
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Bermudez, Alyssa - Illustrator

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ArapahoeTina Mar 18, 2020

Lucia is ready to stir up some changes on her playground!

jcljessicaj Dec 21, 2019

Lucia has lots of feelings when the boys say she can't be a superhero because she's a girl. But she's the best! Her abuela helps her by showing Lucia her old luchadora costume and how luchadoras always fight for what's right. A special story of finding your strength.

DBRL_JessicaS Sep 26, 2019

This book showcases the importance of representation. Two boys won't let Lucía play with them, claiming girls can't be superheroes. Lucía goes home angry about this. Lucía's abuela tells her about being a luchadora when she was young. Lucía decides to give it a try with a silver mask and cape. The other kids at the playground love the caped superhero and others start wearing their own superhero costumes, including some girls. Once again, boys on the playground tell these girls they can't participate. When Lucía is wearing a mask and the boys can't tell who she is, they let her join in. Lucía makes a choice to show herself without a mask to prove that anyone can be a superhero!

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ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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