Thursday, March 10, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Mirabel Sisters: From Caterpillars to Butterflies by Raynelda A Calderon


Join Us for this Tour:  March 1 to March 21, 2022
Book Details:

Book Title:  The Mirabal Sisters: From Caterpillars to Butterflies by Raynelda A. Calderon
Category:  Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 8-12​)
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  Cayena Press, Inc., 48 pages
Release date:   March 2022
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for all readers.


Book Description:

Born in a small town in the Dominican Republic, the Mirabal sisters lived at a time when the country was under the merciless rule of a dictatorship. Their deaths on November 25, 1960 (at ages 36, 34, and 25), have received international coverage. In their honor, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed annually on November 25.

 Buy the Book:
add to goodreads

Meet the Author:

​Raynelda A. Calderón, a Dominican native who lives in Queens, NY, is a children’s book author who has worked in public libraries for more than 15 years. She holds a doctorate in leadership in higher education, and she has taught Information Literacy at various colleges, most recently at Bronx Community College. As a librarian, working with children inspires Raynelda to write about the accomplishments of Hispanic women in history. She hopes to inspire young readers to follow their passions and never take no for an answer. Raynelda is the creator of the first Hispanic Heritage wall calendar that honors the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans in the United States. She lives with an untamed Shih Tzu, Toby, and a much attached Chihuahua, Maya. She spends her free time thinking (and drafting) about books to write, or painting, crocheting, or crying over abused dogs.

connect with the author: author's website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads​ 
Tour Schedule:

Mar 1 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Mar 1 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 1 - Kam's Place – book spotlight
Mar 2 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Mar 2 - Lynchburg Reads – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 3 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Mar 3 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / guest post / giveaway  
Mar 3 - Deborah-Zenha Adams - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 7 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Mar 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 9 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway
Mar 10 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 11 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight /guest post / giveaway
Mar 14 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Mar 15 – bujos_n_books – book review / giveaway
Mar 16 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – @twilight_reader – book review
Mar 18 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 21 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

The Mirabal Sisters: From Caterpillars to Butterflies Book Tour Giveaway



My Review: 

The Mirabal Sisters: From Caterpillars to Butterflies is a wonderful children’s book by Raynelda A. Calderón. I admit that I do not know much about Dominican Republic history. Even though this book is geared for younger books, I very much enjoyed learning about the sisters, Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and María Teresa. I found learning about them and their fight for to help free themselves and the people of their country was so inspiring. What they did and how they contributed for this freedom was so admirable. 

The Mirabal Sisters: From Caterpillars to Butterflies is beautifully illustrated by the talented artist Maria Ocampo. The pictures were a perfect addition to the book that made the story about the sisters so much more. They helped hold the attention of my young ones and it was helpful to visualized what the words on the page was saying. 

The Mirabal Sisters: From Caterpillars to Butterflies will be getting a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who are between the ages six and ten and enjoy learning about people. This would be a great addition for a local or school library. I would love to read more about these sisters in an adult version book and hope author, Raynelda A Calderón, would consider writing one in the future. 

I received a soft cover copy of The Mirabal Sisters: From Caterpillars to Butterflies from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

1 comment: