Diversify Your Shelf with New Spanish Nonfiction

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist

Whether Spanish is a reader’s first or second language, it’s important to provide engaging content and inspiring stories. This season Lerner is publishing Spanish-language versions of an award-winning nonfiction picture book, a graphic novel series, and three high-interest nonfiction series. Each title has been translated from Lerner’s English-language originals by Spanish-speaking professionals and educators.

Picture Books in Spanish

Clasificado (Classified): La carrera secreta de Mary Golda Ross, ingeniera aeroespacial cheroqui

Clasificado (Classified) front cover

Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation’s first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work.

Cherokee author Traci Sorell and Métis illustrator Natasha Donovan trace Ross’s journey from being the only girl in a high school math class to becoming a teacher to pursuing an engineering degree, joining the top-secret Skunk Works division of Lockheed, and being a mentor for Native Americans and young women interested in engineering. In addition, the narrative highlights Cherokee values including education, working cooperatively, remaining humble, and helping ensure equal opportunity and education for all.

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor Picture Book

Graphic Novels in Spanish

Invenciones Increíbles (Amazing Inventions)

4 titles

Grade Level: 3 – 6
Age Level: 8 – 12

Discover true stories of invention behind coveted pop-culture objects—from sneakers to smartphones. With high-interest graphic novel art, these books profile the products’ creators and innovators, as well as the scientific or technical developments that made the inventions possible. The books also cover social history, revealing how people’s needs in a particular period led to creative solutions.

Nonfiction series from ediciones Lerner

Criptología (Cryptology) (Alternator Books ® en español)

6 titles

Grade Level: 3 – 6
Age Level: 8 – 12

Jump into an exciting introduction to cryptology, the study of codes. Titles range from books on professional cryptologists and classic codes, to digital currency and cybersecurity.

Héroes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (Heroes of World War II) (Alternator Books ® en español)

6 titles

Grade Level: 3 – 6
Age Level: 8 – 12

Discover untold stories of World War II. Engaging narrative text reveals what life was like for people during this tumultuous time. STEM-focused sidebars highlight technology and advancements used during the war.

Lo mejor del deporte de todos los tiempos (Sports’ Greatest of All Time) (Lerner ™ Sports en español)

6 titles

Grade Level: 2 – 5
Age Level: 7 – 11

This series highlights the greatest athletes across the world’s most popular sports in a top-10 format! Packed with color photos, exciting stats, and thrilling action, each book draws sports fans in.

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