Girl Power! Lucia loves nothing more than to play superhero and run around at the playground. When she hears some boys say that girls can't be superheroes. Lucia's grandmother steps in and shares a secret that will change everything for Lucia. Great book to share with your elementary classroom or school library.
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.
I have created 24 book extension activities for this title.
Cover Story Pre-Reading Activity
Making Connections (2 Activities)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
Comprehension Questions Answer Key
Compare and Contrast: Lucia and You
Making Changes (Character Changes)
Main Character Portrait
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
Making Connections: Text to World
What do you think? Writing Activity
All About Lucia
Rules for Luchadoras
Decorate Luchadora Masks
Lucia the Luchadora 1-2-3 (Identifying Problem and Solution)
Lucia the Luchadora 3-2-1 Activity
Pow! Bam! Boom! Onomatopoeias
Book Review (2 Options)