Lucia the Luchadora

Welcome to NYCCT's Summer Reading Club! Our first book pick: Lucia the Luchadora!
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Lucia the Luchadora

Written by Cynthia Leonor Garza
Illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez


Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her “girls can’t be superheroes,” suddenly she doesn’t feel so mighty. That’s when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucía comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. Cloaked in a flashy new disguise, Lucía returns as a recess sensation! But when she’s confronted with a case of injustice, Lucía must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask. A story about courage and cultural legacy, Lucía the Luchadora is full of pluck, daring, and heart. (via Amazon)


Small Talk

Here are some conversation starters to get you and your little one talking about the book!

  1. If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
  2. How do you think Lucia felt when the boys said girls couldn’t be superheroes? Have you ever felt that way?
  3. Lucia noticed that the other girl was sad. What are some ways you can tell when someone is sad? How can you cheer them up?
  4. When they had to help the dog, all of the kids came together. Tell me about a time when you and your friends worked together to do something important.

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