Baila Zambito!

by Zenaida Ambukka

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781982248505
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781982248499

About the Book

Baby Jeremiah is into a lot of things. Whether he is busy getting spoiled by his godmothers, zipping around in his police car or jumping into ball pits... Jeremiah always finds a way to have fun! But among his many passions, his favorite thing to do is dance! In this adorable story, baby Jeremiah learns about his rich family history and takes pride in knowing where he comes from. He credits his “incredible dance moves" to the ancestors before him.

About the Author

A proud Afro-Latina woman sharing stories inspired by her vibrant culture and her life as a loving mother and doting grandmother. Zenaida Ambukka is a woman who has suffered much prejudice from both the African American and Latino population. Growing up she was often "too black" to fit in with other Latinos and "too Hispanic" to fit in with the blacks. She also dealt with a great deal of colorism in her family life and was encouraged to marry outside her race "para mejorar la raza," (“better the race”’) in the hopes that her children would have "good hair" and less prominent African features. Today she stands strong and has love and acceptance for herself as an Afro-Latino woman and has since passed this love down to her beautiful daughter Morelia. Her mission is to bestow this same love to her adorable grandson Jeremiah (Jeremías), so that he may find pride and confidence at an early age in who he is as an Afro-Latino boy. She is making it her business to inform little Jeremiah & every little boy and girl like him, that Africa, too is their motherland and that “light skinned” or “dark,” their ethnicity as a Latino does not make them any "less black."