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Aoc: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Lynda Lopez

NAMED ONE OF AUGUST'S BEST NEW BOOKS BY CNN ON Cosmo 's LIST OF 12 BOOKS YOU'LL BE DESPERATE TO READ THIS SUMMER ONE OF Autostraddle 's 60 QUEER & FEMINIST BOOKS COMING YOUR WAY THIS SUMMER A 2020 TITLE TO WATCH BY Library Journal With a preface by Keegan-Michael Key In the vein of Notorious RBG , seventeen writers explore the multiple meanings of a young Latina politician who has already made history.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: 08/11/2020
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 9781250257413
ISBN-10: 1250257417
Language: English

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NAMED ONE OF AUGUST'S BEST NEW BOOKS BY CNN ON Cosmo's LIST OF 12 BOOKS YOU'LL BE DESPERATE TO READ THIS SUMMER ONE OF Autostraddle's 60 QUEER & FEMINIST BOOKS COMING YOUR WAY THIS SUMMER A 2020 TITLE TO WATCH BY Library Journal With a preface by Keegan-Michael Key

In the vein of Notorious RBG, seventeen writers explore the multiple meanings of a young Latina politician who has already made history.
From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a ten-term incumbent in the primary election for New York's 14th, her journey to the national, if not world, stage, was fast-tracked. Six months later, as the youngest Congresswoman ever elected, AOC became one of a handful of Latina politicians in Washington, D.C. Just thirty, she represents her generation, the millennials, in many groundbreaking ways: proudly working class, Democratic Socialist, of Puerto Rican descent, master of social media, not to mention of the Bronx, feminist--and a great dancer. AOC investigates her symbolic and personal significance for so many, from her willingness to use her imperfect bi-lingualism, to why men are so threatened by her power, to the long history of Puerto Rican activism that she joins. Contributors span a wide range of voices and ages, from media to the arts and politics: Keegan-Michael Key
-- Preface
Lynda Lopez
-- Introduction: The Meaning of AOC
Jennine Cap Crucet
-- An Open Letter to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez
Andrea Gonz lez-Ram rez
-- Women Like Me Aren't Supposed to Run for Office
Patricia Reynoso
-- "'The First Latina to . . .'"
Pedro Regalado
-- "'Pa'lante ': The Long History of Puerto Rican Activism in New York City
Rebecca Traister
-- The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a Man
Natalia Sylvester
-- In No Uncertain Terms
Erin Aubry Kaplan
-- The Center Will Not Hold. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Counting on It
Tracey Ross
-- A Just Society
Carmen Rita Wong
-- Latinas Are So Money
Mariana Atencio
-- AOC the Influencer
Wendy Carrillo
-- What AOC and I Learned at Standing Rock
Nathan J. Robinson
-- The Democratic Socialism of AOC
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
-- On Being an Indignant Brown Girl
Elizabeth Yeampierre
-- Making the Green New Deal the Real Deal
Mar a Cristina "MC" Gonz lez Noguera
-- The Hustle

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