Sunday, September 6
Join us to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month at Virtual Family First Sunday on September 6! We will have a special guest, Illustrator Alyssa Bermudez, who will read her book Lucía the Luchadora and talk about what it’s like to be an illustrator! Then we’ll create our own luchador and luchadora masks inspired by Lucía!
Supplies needed for making a mask:
- Mask template
- Printer & paper
- Anything to color with – crayons, markers, colored pencils, or water colors.
- Twine, ribbon, or string
Purchase Lucía the Luchadora here: https://bookshop.org/books/lucia-the-luchadora/9781576878279
Lucía the Luchadora named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Chicago Public Library and more! 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: Lucía comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. Cloaked in a flashy new disguise, Lucía returns as a recess sensation! But when she’s confronted with a case of injustice, Lucía 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. A story about courage and cultural legacy, Lucía the Luchadora is full of pluck, daring, and heart.
Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books of 2017
Evanston Public Library List of 101 Best Books for Kids 2017
ALA’s 2018 Amelia Bloomer List for best feminist books for children
Please consider a donation to UCR ARTS so we can continue to provide virtual programming! In addition to Virtual Family First Sunday, we offer K-12 school programs, film screenings, artist talks, and much more.
And, when you do, thank you.
Family First Sunday is supported by the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside. The Gluck Fellows Program is made possible by the generosity of the Max H. Gluck Foundation.