Portland, Oregon 2021-09-17 02:51:08 –
San Francisco, CA (Kron) — On the first day of Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month, Barbie announced the creation of two unique “role model” dolls. Celia Cruz and Julia Alvarez.
“Through their legendary career and courage to express themselves, Celia Cruz and Julia Alvarez continue to inspire the younger Latino generation to proudly tell their story,” Barbie said. Read.
Cruz was a Cuban-American singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century.
During her 60-year career, she became internationally known as the “Queen of Salsa.” Cruz was a true pioneer of Afro Latinidad, focusing on the African element of her identity in a less popular era.
In 60 years, Cruz has recorded over 80 albums and songs, won 23 gold records and won five Grammy Awards.
Cruz died in 2003 after the fight against brain tumors, but her legacy is still alive.
Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet, novelist and activist. She is considered one of the most successful and important Latina writers of her time.
She has written novels, poetry books, and numerous books for young readers.
Her awards include the Pravel Pre and American Awards, the Hispanic Heritage Award, and F. Includes Scott Fitzgerald Award.
In addition, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2013.
Alvarez shared her thoughts on social media in response to becoming Barbie.
“Who knew I would grow up to be @Barbie? It’s a great honor to welcome me like no other to celebrate. #HispanicHeritageMonth, With the iconic Celia Cruz! We hope that this will allow young Latina to share their gifts with the world. “She says. I have written..
Barbie says the doll was created to celebrate Cruz and Alvarez, but cannot be purchased.
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15th to October 15th to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
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