Read about Sylvia Rivera, who is among the most groundbreaking, iconic Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have shaped our culture and the world in Hispanic Star: Sylvia Rivera, co-written with J. Gia Loving, from Claudia Romo Edelman's gripping Hispanic Star biography series for young readers.
Meet Stonewall uprising veteran Sylvia Rivera—once just a kid from New York City. A transgender Latina, Sylvia became an influential gay liberation and transgender rights activist who fought especially for transgender people of color. In the 1970s, Sylvia and Marsha P. Johnson founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), a group devoted to providing services and advocacy for homeless LGBTQ+ people. Nearly two decades after her passing, Sylvia and her legacy continue to have an impact on the LGBTQ+ rights movement and remain an inspiration for marginalized queer people everywhere.
Hispanic Star proudly celebrates Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have made remarkable contributions to American culture and have been undeniable forces in shaping its future. If you can see it, you can be it.
"This is a welcome middle-grade biography of a figure who has long been due one." - Mombian
PRAISE FOR THE HISPANIC STAR SERIES
Hispanic Star: Selena Gomez
"Discussions of Gomez’s physical and mental illness are refreshingly frank and empathetic. . . A story of passion and perseverance that will inspire the star’s fans and newcomers alike." - Kirkus
Hispanic Star: Celia Cruz
A Kirkus Best of the Year books for Middle Grade selection
"A must-purchase for all nonfiction shelves. Browsable and report-ready, this series debut brings the sweet story of la Reina de la Salsa to life. ¡Azúúúcar!" - School Library Journal, starred review
"Engaging illustrations and informative sidebars further enrich the heartfelt informational text. . . A compelling look at the radiant life of La Reina de la Salsa." - Kirkus, starred review
Hispanic Star en español: Celia Cruz
"An excellent addition to Spanish-language biography collections for youth, focusing on a legendary figure of music who impacted not only Latin America, but the world as well." - School Library Journal
Hispanic Star: Roberto Clemente
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"A sense of warmth and pride radiates through this telling, and even non-sports fans will be drawn in. . . Well-crafted and accessible." - School Library Journal, starred review
"Highlighted issues of racism [add] context to his times and luster to his achievements." - Kirkus