The Book of Latina Women

AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK FOR EVERY WOMAN

For so long women’s accomplishments in society have been overlooked. This book does a marvelous job of detailing the many great contributions of women, and in particular, of Latina women. For any Latina and her daughters, this is an inspirational book that shows just how far you can reach!!
-Caridad Pineiro,
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

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The Book of Latina Women, by award-winning Latina journalist Sylvia Mendoza, highlights the contributions of 150 fabulous women whose accomplishments in history, science, politics, art, and entertainment-past and present-have impacted the world.

From political leaders like Eva Per¤n-who ruled Argentina with flamboyance and an iron fist-to pioneers like France Anne Cordova-the youngest person to ever hold the Chief Scientist position at NASA-The Book of Latina Women provides a unique perspective on Latina women from all periods in history and all walks of life.

Features profiles on such influential Latinas as:

Luisa Moreno (Guatemala, 1906-1988) organized civil rights groups that brought the spotlight on deplorable and unfair working conditions in sweatshops, canneries, factories, and agricultural fields in the 1930s and 1940s.

Rosemary "Rosie” Casals (United States, 1948- ), seven-time Wimbledon Women’s Champion who lobbied for equal rights for women on the tennis courts.

Dr. Antonia Novello (Puerto Rico, 1944- ), first woman and first Latina Surgeon General of the United States.

Loreta Janeta Velazquez (Cuba, 1842-?), disguised herself as a man and slipped into the front lines for the Confederate Army to fight in the American Civil War.

From fiery superstars who have blazed new trails in pop culture to little-known heroes whose brave actions changed history, The Book of Latina Women is an important addition to any library.



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"...in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost soul."
~ Louise Bogan

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