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Lucýia the luchadora /

Lucía the luchadora / by Cynthia Leonor Garza ; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez.

By: Garza, Cynthia Leonor [author.].
Contributor(s): Bermudez, Alyssa [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781576878279; 1576878279.Subject(s): Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Masks -- Mexico -- Juvenile fiction | Women superheroes -- Juvenile fiction | Lucha libre -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Masks -- Mexico -- Fiction | Women superheroes -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Action & Adventure | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Multigenerational | JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- Mexico | Lucha libre | Friendship | Masks | Women superheroes | Friendship -- Fiction | Masks -- Fiction | Women superheroes -- Fiction | Sex role -- Fiction | Masks -- Mexico -- Fiction | Sex role -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Masks -- Fiction | MexicoGenre/Form: Picture books. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.1.G378 | Lu 2017Summary: Lucía 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. But when she's confronted with a case of injustice, Lucia must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask.
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Lucía 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. But when she's confronted with a case of injustice, Lucia must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Lucía can zip through the playground and jump off the monkey bars and land on her feet every single time, but the boys ignore her and tell her that girls can't be superheroes. Lucía and her Abu-short for abuela-hatch a plan that will involve learning all about luchadores, the stars of a popular Mexican style of wrestling (lucha libre). By the end of the book, Lucía has learned she must fight for what is right and has become a role model for other girls on the playground. Animated illustrations capture the equally vibrant main character, a brown-skinned girl with flowing long hair. The story, told in Lucía's voice, has plenty of punch and humor and is chock-full of onomatopoeic sounds that just beg to be read aloud. The placement of the text moves along with the action, adding to the tone and breakneck pace of the story. The narrative encourages girls to trust their own strengths yet is never didactic. An author's note at the end explains luchadores and lucha libre. VERDICT A shining debut outing for author and illustrator, this endearing and humorous title is sure to put a bit of KA-POW into storytimes! A must-have.-Lucia Acosta, Children's Literature Specialist, NJ © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Cynthia Leonor Garza has enjoyed many shared adventures at the splendiferousmarket since she was a kid. She's a journalist who has worked for several newspapers and her commentaries have appeared on NPR and in The Atlantic. She currently lives with her two daughters, husband, and their quixotic dog Bibi in Nairobi, Kenya. To learn more about Cynthia, find her @luchalady or on her website, cynthialeonorgarza.com.

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