A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
MAXIE VILLAVICENCIO PULLIAM, LCSW
Thank you for visiting the official FIERCE FILIPINA website! Since the book's release in February 2021, it has been thrilling to hear from readers across the globe about how my great-great-grandmother's story has served as a source of inspiration to them. I am also grateful to share that up to 500 copies of FIERCE FILIPINA have been donated to students and families in Gliceria's hometown of Taal, Batangas in the Philippines. I look forward to seeing how my great-great-grandmother's legacy continues to shape our world today. Thank you for your support, and please keep in touch!
FIERCE FILIPINA tells the story of national hero Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio and her contributions towards the Philippines’ independence. Written by her great-great-granddaughter, this illustrated biography details Gliceria’s unstoppable drive to empower her fellow Filipinos and overthrow both Spanish and American colonists alongside other historical figures like Dr. José Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Emilio Aguinaldo. A timeless depiction of love, loss and the relentless pursuit of equality, FIERCE FILIPINA will inspire readers of all ages to follow their hearts and fight for social justice.
Excerpts of customer reviews from Amazon.
"I am SO glad I stumbled upon this book. Gliceria's story is well written and captivating with beautiful illustrations. You can see and feel her passion for the Philippines, and it will leave you feeling inspired. Go ahead and add to cart now! This is a must buy for any home library."
"Love the book and the illustrations. 5 stars. BUY IT! I don't have any children and love the cover, so this will be a coffee table/shelf face front display. I'm considering buying another copy to frame some of the pages."
"There has never been a more important time for kids to learn about the true history of different cultures. I can truly say that my kids needed to read this book to learn about the real history of the Philippines, the heroine who was Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio, and the fight for equal rights. This book is a must read!"
"My family loves this inspiring story! My kids ask to read it each night at bedtime. They have learned about the Philippines and the importance of social justice. Wonderful book!"
FIERCE FILIPINA at the Manila International Bookfair
September 15 - 18th, 2022
SMX Convention Center