Lucía the Luchadora

by Cynthia Leonor Garza and Alyssa Bermudez

Lucía is a brave, active girl who wants to be a superhero. The boys on the playground... read more

Lucía is a brave, active girl who wants to be a superhero. The boys on the playground tell her girls can’t be superheroes because they’re made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Abuela comes to the rescue when she gives Lucía her own luchadora mask and tells her all about the Mexican tradition of lucha libre. Lucía assumes the luchadora persona and—now disguised—impresses all the boys on the playground by doing the exact same things she had done as a superhero. The difference is that no one knows she’s a girl until she reveals herself, surprising all the doubters. A playful, well-told story with spirited illustrations delivers a strong feminist message. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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