Lola Out Loud

Inspired by the Childhood of Activist Dolores Huerta


By Jennifer Torres

Illustrated by Sara Palacios

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A powerful and inspiring imagined story about real-life civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta that reminds us that even our biggest heroes started out small.

Her grandpa calls her “Lolita Siete Lenguas”—Little Lola, Seven Tongues, all fighting to be heard. Lola tries not to make so much noise, but when she witnesses injustices in her own neighborhood, she knows she can’t keep quiet. Can Lola find a way to use her voice for change? ¡Sí, se puede!

Inspired by the real-life civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta, Lola Out Loud is an inspirational picture book reminding us that sometimes one strong voice is just what is needed.


  • * "A first purchase for every library, this is an empowering story about speaking up."
    School Library Journal
  • "This uncomplicated story will encourage readers to speak up when they see someone in need."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Torres’ imagined episode is neatly attuned to a primary-grade audience ready to probe occasions in which bad behavior might actually be very good behavior."
    Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

On Sale
Aug 9, 2022
Page Count
32 pages

Jennifer Torres

About the Author

Jennifer Torres is the author of Stef Soto, Taco QueenThe Fresh New Face of Griselda; and other books for young readers. She writes stories about home, friendship, and unexpected courage inspired by her Mexican American heritage. Jennifer started her career as a newspaper reporter, and even though she writes fiction now, she hopes her stories still have some truth in them. She lives with her family in Southern California.

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