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About

A Powerful Pinay!

"A Powerful Pinay!" was written with the next generation in mind and for the mothers and grandmothers who wished they had something like this when they were growing up. Author Melissa Leslie-Quinones carved out literary space for these resilient dignified matriarchs who protected the very heart of Filipino people.

 

"A Powerful Pinay!" for children, gives 26 extraordinary short biographies of women who have laid down their lives for their people, preserving and serving including Artists, Activists, Leaders and Pioneers.

 

'A Powerful Pinay!' is comprised of fun colorful illustrated portraits of real Pinay who have shaped the history of Filipina around the globe in powerful and courageous ways. It also includes the timelines of their lives, portraits with quotes, a map of their place of birth, examples of pre-colonial kingdoms, innovations and a special place for the reader to make notes about their own journey and ancestors.

 

This book gives a glimpse into monumentally important, resilient, heroic and influential women of history of Filipino descent for children and families to have open dialogue.

 

Includes:

Anita Magsaysay-Ho

Maria Loren Barros

Carmen Rosales

Miriam Defensor-Santiago

Evangeline Canonizado Buell

Captain Nieves Fernandez

Gabriela Silang

Honoria Acosta-Sison

Teresa Magbanua “Nanay Isa” “Nay Isa” Visayan "Joan of Arc"

Josefa Llanes Escoda

Lucrecia Roces Kasilag

Magdalena Leones

Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Nazaria Lagos

Olivia Salamanca

Pelagia Mendoza

Teodora Alonso Realonda y Quintos

Remedios Paraiso Gomez

Melchora Aquino “Tandang Sora”

Trinidad Tecson

Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino

Doña Gliceria Legaspi Marella de Villavicencio

Dorothy Dore-Dowlen

María Orosa e Ylagan

Clemencia López

 

Look Forward:

The "A Powerful Pinay!"- Children's Version narrated animation is currently in the works!  

Subscribe now to get the latest progress!

Support Melissa's latest efforts for The Filipino Project on Patreon:

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A Powerful Pinay!

"A Powerful Pinay!" Books

  The Filipino Chapters

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Plushies

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A Powerful Perspective Journal

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Translate 

All books to native Filipino language.

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Apparel

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Chapter Book age 5-10

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