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Nuestra América: Celebrating Influential Latinos in American History

Book cover for Nuestra América

Nuestra América: An Illustrated Anthology

Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States is an anthology that tells the stories of notable Latino figures such as pioneers Luis Álvarez and Sonia Sotomayor; artists Celia Cruz and Lin-Manuel Miranda; activists César Chávez, Sylvia Rivera and Emma González; military veterans Olga E. Custodio and Macario García; and entrepreneur and health care advocate C. David Molina. 

Illustrated by Gloria Félix, each profile features a full-page color portrait. The book includes a glossary of terms and discussion-question reading guide to encourage further research and exploration. At least 20 of the stories featured in Nuestra América will be exhibited in the Molina Family Latino Gallery when it opens at the National Museum of American History in 2022.

Visit the Smithsonian Learning Lab for the companion educational resources for Nuestra América. 

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Nuestra América Memory Game

Celebrate influential Latinas and Latinos in U.S. history with the Nuestra América Memory Game, a fully illustrated, bilingual matching game!

This memory game includes 25 matched pairs of full-color cards with quotes from inspiring figures and portraits from artist Gloria Félix. The game also includes a fully illustrated booklet that highlights inspiring quotes and contributions from 25 Latinas/os throughout U.S. history, as well as game play instructions in both English and Spanish.

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Nuestra América Puzzle

This 500-piece Nuestra América puzzle is the perfect family activity to learn more about Latino history and culture. 

Notable figures include Sylvia Acevedo, Luis Walter Álvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Roberto Clemente, Celia Cruz, Olga Custodio, Laurie Hernández, Dolores Huerta, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvia Méndez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, C. David Molina, Rita Moreno, Jorge Ramos, Sonia Sotomayor, and more! 

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