La víspera de orgullo

Candlewick. May 2022. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781536223620.
PreS-Gr 2–It is the night before Pride, and people of all ages are getting ready—putting together their outfits, creating decorations, and making snacks to enjoy throughout the day. Friends and loved ones enjoy one another’s company as they look forward to the next day’s festivities, and a young child eagerly shares what is to come with the family’s newest addition. Some of the challenges and difficulties that members of the LGBTQIA+ community have faced are presented, such as the Stonewall riots of 1969. Themes of resilience, strength, of the diversity of families, and self-worth are spread throughout. Gender-neutral terms, such as amigues and juntes, are used throughout this Spanish translation, with the short, poetic verses echoing the familiar Twas the Night Before Christmas tale. The vibrant, colorful illustrations reflect the beauty of the text, and depict diverse friends and families.
VERDICT A beautiful picture book to celebrate diversity, acceptance, and every individual’s worth, perfect for Spanish picture book collections for children and displays leading up to and during Pride month.

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