Browsing: Trans Latine Leaders

As a young queer person, did you see your story told in books much? Probably not, right? The same goes for Latine kids, who are far less likely to be included in children’s books. Seeing a dearth of books about Latine people, the organization Hispanic Star teamed up with Macmillan to create a series of books that would “get Hispanic heroes into every Latine household and ensure every Latino kid has access to the stories of their own heroes.” One of the subjects is Sylvia Rivera, a trans leader who helped pave the way for the modern LGBTQ movement and who was born in New York to Puerto Rican and Venezuelan parents.

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