Stories of real women in literature for children
21 de septiembre de 2020, 16:41Los Angeles, USA, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Destined to break stereotypes and transcend patriarchal impositions, literature for children joins today the feminist wave to present stories of actual women.
Collections such as Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (United States), Little Heroes (Spain) or Anti Princess (Argentina), provide an opportunity to return to the past and rediscover those silenced voices that have contributed so much to the scientific, cultural and social development of different countries.
Extraordinary women star in the pages of those books, they make the new fairy tales their own, those that inspire them to dream, fight and defend their ideas, from personal experiences.
In the case of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, which has three volumes published so far, the stories come from all over the world to tell the adventure of Rigoberta Menchu, Beyonce, Lorena Ochoa, Celia Cruz, JK Rowling, Serena Williams and others, accompanied by illustrations.
Unlike the classic children's stories, this new literature reveals the contributions of the French nationalized Polish scientist Marie Curie, first professor at the University of Paris and Nobel laureate in two areas of science, and the ability of the Mexican Frida Kahlo to break with the pattern of submissive woman.
Meanwhile, Little Heroes proposes to meet real characters, whose work has contributed to making the world a better place for everyone without distinction of sex, from the cultural, political, scientific, sports and social sectors.
Children's stories live a new era, where the princess does not need to be rescued, she is capable of slaying dragons, breaking down the door, rejecting the prince and living happily ever after with the person of her choice, or at least trying to.
Fiction takes up reality as that necessary relationship to create values and teach that life is more than fairy tales, and that both girls and boys can forge their own stories without prejudice as others did, long ago, against all social obstacles.
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