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Latinas!: Women of Achievement

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The 70 Hispanic women youll read about here are 20th-century American women who trace their roots to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain or any of the Spanish-speaking countries of Central & South America. While their backgrounds are richly varied, they share a common bond — their fierce determination to succeed. From entrepreneur & baseball team owner Linda Alvarado to tennis pro Gigi Fernandez, from astronaut Ellen Ochoa to actress Madeleine Stowe, & from sociologist Maxine Baca Zinn to supermodel ...
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Overview

The 70 Hispanic women youll read about here are 20th-century American women who trace their roots to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain or any of the Spanish-speaking countries of Central & South America. While their backgrounds are richly varied, they share a common bond — their fierce determination to succeed. From entrepreneur & baseball team owner Linda Alvarado to tennis pro Gigi Fernandez, from astronaut Ellen Ochoa to actress Madeleine Stowe, & from sociologist Maxine Baca Zinn to supermodel Christy Turlington, each has succeeded, laudably, often overcoming cultural & gender barriers. B&W photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787608835
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Pages: 405
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Photo Credits
Contributors
Isabel Allende: Novelist, journalist 1
Maria Conchita Alonso: Actress, singer 7
Linda Alvarado: Businesswoman, president of Alvarado Construction, Inc. 15
Julia Alvarez: Novelist, poet 19
Judith F. Baca: Artist, muralist, professor 25
Maxine Baca Zinn: Sociologist, educator 31
Joan Baez: Singer, songwriter, activist 37
Lourdes Baird: U.S. District judge, former state attorney general 45
Mariah Carey: Pop singer, songwriter 51
Rosemary Casals: Professional tennis player 57
Ana Castillo: Poet, novelist 63
Lorna Dee Cervantes: Poet 67
Denise Chavez: Playwright, novelist, short story writer 71
Linda Chavez: Political analyst, writer 75
Sandra Cisneros: Poet, author 83
Judith Ortiz Cofer: Educator, poet, novelist 89
Miriam Colon: Actress, director, playwright 93
Graciela Daniele: Choreographer, director-in-residence Lincoln Center 97
Dolores Del Rio: Actress 103
Gloria Estefan: Pop singer, songwriter 109
Clarissa Pinkola Estes: Author, Jungian psychoanalyst 115
Sandra Maria Esteves: Poet, artistic consultant 121
Anita Perez Ferguson: Consultant, trainer 125
Gigi Fernandez: Professional tennis player 129
Giselle Fernandez: NBC network correspondent, journalist 133
Mary Joe Fernandez: Professional tennis player 137
Maria Irene Fornes: Playwright 141
Daisy Fuentes: MTV-VJ, model, actress 149
Nely Galan: President of gaLAn entertainment, television anchor, producer 155
Cristina Garcia: Journalist, novelist 159
Carmen Lomas Garza: Visual artist 163
Rita Hayworth: Actress 169
Antonia Hernandez: Civil rights lawyer, president of MALDEF 175
Carolina Herrera: Fashion designer 181
Maria Hinojosa: National Pubic Radio journalist and news correspondent, author 187
Dolores Huerta: Labor leader, social activist 193
Mari-Luci Jaramillo: Educator, ambassador, businesswoman 201
Tania Leon: Composer, conductor, musical director 207
Nancy Lopez: Professional golfer 209
Monica Cecilia Lozano: Newspaper editor 213
Wendy Lucero-Schayes: Olympic athlete, broadcaster 219
Sonia Manzano: CTV actress, writer 227
Marisol: Sculptor, painter 231
Elizabeth Martinez: Executive director of the American Library Association (ALA) 237
Vilma Martinez: Attorney, public speaker 241
Nicholasa Mohr: Writer, visual artist 247
Pat Mora: Poet, educator 255
Rita Moreno: Actress, singer, dancer 261
Evelyn Nieves: New York Times journalist 269
Antonia Novello: Former U.S. Surgeon General 273
Ellen Ochoa: Astronaut 279
Graciela Olivarez: Government official, educator 287
Katherine D. Ortega: Former U.S. treasurer, banker 291
Elizabeth Pena: Actress 297
Rosie Perez: Actress, dancer, choreographer 301
Dolores Prida: Playwright 307
Tey Diana Rebolledo: Literary critic, educator 309
Chita Rivera: Actress, dancer 313
Linda Ronstadt: Singer 321
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: U.S. Congresswoman from Miami 327
Lucille Roybal-Allard: U.S. Congresswoman from Los Angeles 333
Vicki Ruiz: Professor of humanities, historian 339
Cristina Saralegui: Television talk show host, editor 343
Selena: Singer 349
Lupe Serrano: Ballerina, dance instructor 355
Madeleine Stowe: Actress 361
Isabel Toledo: Fashion designer 365
Christy Turlington: Supermodel 369
Nydia Velazquez: U.S. Congresswoman from New York City 375
Carmen Zapata: Actress, producer, community activist 381
A Closer Look 387
Subject Index 399
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