About

Luchazorra is a bilingual storybook weaving Mexican history and culture into a tale of passion and perseverance. Accessible to both English and Spanish speakers, our biggest hope is that we can help young language learners boost their second-language reading comprehension, gain knowledge of Mexican history, and support their cultural literacy.
 
The story also provides points of entry for parents and teachers to initiate important, but sometimes difficult, conversations on topics such as bullying and sexism.
 
Additional educational materials – activity downloads and a Spanish vocabulary and cultural glossary – supplement the story, providing fun ways to boost vocabulary and cultural learning.

Our team

Created by a small cross-cultural creative collective of Mexicans and Estadounidenses, Luchazorra is made independently with a whole lot of amor and dedication. Meet the creatives behind the story:
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Nayeli Garci-Crespo

writer & Editor

Carolyn Cuykendall

Designer & illustrator

Artist and Writer. Creative Consultant. Founder of Feral Flow Lab.

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Favorite books from childhood:

El hombre de los hongos by Sergio Galindo

La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmada by Gabriel García Márquez.

Graphic designer. Illustrator. Spanish language student. 

 

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Favorite books from childhood: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.

Advisors, collaborators, and fellow adventurers

A number of people have supported us, given advice, and cheered us on. We're immensely grateful for their support:

Denise Audette
Lou Bustamante
Chris Bitsakis
Carlos de la Rosa Castro
Antonio Cisneros
Raquel Cuéllar
Dana Cuykendall
Ellen & Blaine Cuykendall
Sherry Ezhuthachan
Judy Gamble
Jeff Love
Alan Melele
Celine O’Leary
Eduardo Pantoja
Aratt Quiroz
Edel Cordova-Roth
Madi Stuart
Vail Kristina Smerlinder de Suarez
Debra West

Help us keep the legend of Luchazorra alive!

We work on this project outside of our "day jobs," and we really appreciate financial support to help us cover our costs. If you love what we do, please consider supporting – there are a couple ways you can do that: