Women’s contributions throughout history are often overlooked or minimized when compared to those of men. Readers will learn the true story of Malinche, a slave girl who was instrumental in the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Her courageous but brief life is examined, focusing on her time with explorer Hernán Cortés. Myth and fact are discussed and explained, with primary sources to illustrate this period in Mexican history. Readers will connect with the story of a young person who bravely endured terrible circumstances to change Mexico forever in the 1500s. Her legacy in Mexico, folklore, art, and politics endures today.
Series: Women Who Changed History
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1000
ISBN: 9781680486513 (Print) 9781680486520 (E-book)