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Latino and Latina Leaders of the 21st Century: Ordinary Beginnings, Extraordinary Outcomes Kay S. García

Latino and Latina Leaders of the 21st Century: Ordinary Beginnings, Extraordinary Outcomes

Kay S. García

Published October 4th 2013
ISBN : 9781492918882
Paperback
246 pages
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 About the Book 

Latino issues are everybodys issues. The Latino and Latina leaders portrayed in this book have made valuable contributions to our social, legal, political and educational systems. This book provides comprehensive stories of courageous men and womenMoreLatino issues are everybodys issues. The Latino and Latina leaders portrayed in this book have made valuable contributions to our social, legal, political and educational systems. This book provides comprehensive stories of courageous men and women who have defied expectations, overcome adversity, set precedents, and dedicated significant time and energy to helping others achieve their goals. Active locally, nationally, and internationally in a variety of professions, these individuals offer proof that ordinary or even humble origins can lead to extraordinary accomplishments. This collective biography expounds on well-known and otherwise Latino leaders who are at the front of their fields. It includes well-known individuals, such as Sonia Sotomayor, First Latina on the Supreme Court- Dolores Huerta, Union Organizer and Community Activist- Jorge Ramos, News Anchor and Advocate- John Haroldson and Maria Chavez-Haroldson, District Attorney and Leadership Facilitator- and Sandra Cisneros, Author and Activist. It includes, as well, many others, such as Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio- Nydia Velazquez, Representative for New York- Luis Gutierrez, Representative for Illinois- Marco Rubio, Senator for Florida. It also comprises leaders in fields of education, community activism, and literary figures such as Cherrie Moraga, Advocate for LGBTQ, Latinos, and Indigenous People, and Elena Poniatowska, an Internationally known ally to Latinos.