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Book Launch Celebration with Author Brenda Perez Mendoza

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Book Launch Celebration with Author Brenda Perez Mendoza
Book Launch Celebration with Author Brenda Perez Mendoza

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 1:00 PM CDT – Aug 06, 2023, 2:00 PM CDT

Chicago, 1637 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA


About the event

Join us as we celebrate the publication of author, Brenda Perez Mendoza's, new bilingual book series Racial Justice in America: Latinx American. This six-book series covers a range of issues, histories, and achievements specific to the Latinx community in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. This series reaches children of all races and encourages them to approach race issues with open eyes and minds.

Titles in this series:

What Is the Difference Between Latinx, Latino, and Hispanic? / ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre ser Latinx, Latino o Hispano?

Explore the vocabuary of identity in this book that helps make sense of the meaning behind cultural labels. Readers will explore the history behind the terms Latinx, Latino, and Hispanic and consider how and why they are used. 

Can a Person Be Illegal? / ¿Puede una persona ser Ilegal?

Find out how political status and the way we talk about it affect lives in the Latinx community. This title explores the nature of migration, its role in the history of civilization, and the rights and dignity inalienable to all people.

What Is a Dreamer? / ¿Qué es un Soñador?

Learn how policy has shaped opportunity for American immigrants. Readers will understand what a "Dreamer" is and why they may hear that term in the news or their community. 

Hispanic Heritage / Herencia Hispana

Perfect for annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, this book explores the history that brought so many people and cultures together into a shared heritage.

The United Farm Workers Movement / El movimiento de la Unión de Campesinos

Find out how a push for fair working conditions launched a civil rights movement that changed the country. The Racial Justice in America: Latinx Histories series explores moments and eras in America's history that have been ignored or misrepresented in education due to racial bias.

Excellence in the Arts / Excelencia en las Artes

Get lost in the colors, sounds, and songs of Latinx artists and musicians.

About the author:

Brenda Perez Mendoza, is an award-winning educator and advocate. She grew up in Cicero as a native language Spanish speaker. When she went to school, there wasn’t enough support for students learning the English language. That is what drove her to become a K-12 ELL specialist and work with bilingual students. She works to advocate for all students, Latinx especially, embrace their culture and celebrate who they are. Today, she lives in Chicago, Illinois, and is committed to providing students with culturally responsive practices and advocating for the Whole Child.

Travel & Parking

Pilsen Arts & Community House is located near the 18th Street Pink Line stop and bus stops for the #18 CTA Bus. Metered, street parking is available on 18th Street as well as Paulina Street.


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