Celebrating Influential Latinos in American History
Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States
by Sabrina Vourvoulias
Illustrated by Gloria Félix
Nuestra América 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.
Nuestra América profiles the following notable figures:
Sylvia Acevedo, Luis Álvarez, Pura Belpré, Martha E. Bernal, Julia de Burgos, César Chávez, Sandra Cisneros, Roberto Clemente, Celia Cruz, Olga E. Custodio, Óscar de la Renta, Jaime Escalante, Macario García, Emma González, Laurie Hernández, Juan Felipe Herrera, Dolores Huerta, Jennifer Lopez, Xiuhtezcatl Martínez, Sylvia Méndez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, C. David Molina, Rita Moreno, Ellen Ochoa, Jorge Ramos, Sylvia Rivera, María Elena Salinas, Sonia Sotomayor, Dara Torres, and Robert Unanue.