Lola Out Loud
Inspired by the Childhood of Activist Dolores Huerta
A powerful and inspiring imagined story about real-life civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta that reminds us that even our biggest heroes started out small.
Her grandpa calls her “Lolita Siete Lenguas”—Little Lola, Seven Tongues, all fighting to be heard. Lola is trying not to make so much noise, but when she witnesses injustices in her own neighborhood, she knows she can’t keep quiet. Can Lola find a way to use her voice for change? ¡Sí, se puede!
Inspired by the real-life civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta, Lola Out Loud is a warm and rollicking picture book that reminds us that sometimes one strong voice is just what we need.
* "A first purchase for every library, this is an empowering story about speaking up."—School Library Journal
"This uncomplicated story will encourage readers to speak up when they see someone in need."—Kirkus Reviews
"Torres’ imagined episode is neatly attuned to a primary-grade audience ready to probe occasions in which bad behavior might actually be very good behavior."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books