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Chabelita’s Heart


El corazón de Chabelita

by Isabel Millán
Debut Author & Illustrator!!

Available in Hardcover/$19.95
Bilingual: English & Spanish
8.5″x11″ – 44 pages

Intended Audience: Ages 4-11/Grades K-5

With the support of her loving Chicanx family, a girl named Chabelita discovers it’s okay to like other girls.

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Pre-orders will be signed by the author & come with a fabulous sticker! Thanks for supporting indie presses and queer authors!! Books expected to ship the week of March 21st.

Chabelita’s hopes come true when Jimena, the new student whose eyes sparkle like stars, sits next to her. Through shared language and experience they easily connect. The more they learn about each other, the more they like each other and the more time they spend together. When Chabelita shares her special bow tie with Jimena on picture day, everybody will know that they like each other. art from Chabelita's Heart by Isabel Millan

With the support of family and the reflection of important role models, Chabelita’s Heart shows two kids as they grow into themselves and understand that “girls can like girls.” Experiences of immigration/deportation, indigenous eco activism, Mexican LGBTQ activism, as well as Chicanx, Mexican, and Honduran culture provide important context that highlights the intersectionality of LGBTQ people, in this heartwarming tale of a first crush.

About the Author & Illustrator

Isabel Millán is a queer Chicana writer and educator. She teaches courses on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and children’s literature at the University of Oregon. This is her first children’s book.

Weight 14.5 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × .25 in
Date of Publication

January 1st, 2022

No. of Pages

44 pages


Hardcover, Paperback

Intended Audience

Children Ages 4-11/Grades K-5




Bilingual English/Spanish

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