Trailblazing Women: Author Talk with Anika Aldamuy Denise

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Author talk for kids: Anika Aldamuy Denise

Trailblazing author Anika Aldamuy Denise explores her two newest books about trailblazing women librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré and actress Rita Moreno. Anika’s recent works highlight the amazing stories of Puerto Rican women, who often go untold.  Learn about Anika’s process and get special insights into her latest book A Girl Named Rosita that will be released this fall.

Anika Aldamuy Denise is the celebrated author of many picture books, including The Love LetterPlanting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura BelpréStarring Carmen!Lights, Camera, Carmen!; and Monster Trucks. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, three children, and kitten named Charlie. Visit Anika online at


PBS Books Trailblazing Women Series

This event is part of PBS Books Trailblazing Women Series. To mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, PBS launched multiplatform programming focused on “Trailblazers” in order to commemorate the fight for women’s suffrage in the US and the stories of modern women, who continue to shatter the glass ceiling and transform modern history. The Trailblazers PBS theme will be anchored by a documentary entitled “The Vote.“

To complement this project, PBS Books has developed and launched their Trailblazing Women Virtual Series, which will highlight amazing stories of American women through summer-long programming. In June, July, and August, PBS Books is offering programming on Facebook Live in collaboration with libraries across American and local PBS stations.

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