Irreversible Damage: The Katie Suarez Social Justice Series

Irreversible Damage: The Katie Suarez Social Justice Series

by J L Ruiz


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In this first book of a series on contemporary social justice activism, Katie, the youngest daughter of two Mexican-American lawyers, has lived a sheltered upbringing in a wealthy Paradise Valley neighborhood of Phoenix. Life there never prepared her for the upheaval and tragedy that was to surround her and many of her loved ones. Katie learns that changes affecting her life were instigated by forces and people far removed from her, and whose greed for political and financial gain means more to them than the lives they sacrificed along the way.

Motivated by these events and armed with the understanding that history shapes the present and will shape the future, Katie, surrounded by loyal friends, becomes a social activist whose ultimate achievement could changes the lives and the future of hundreds of thousands of people or leave her destitute or dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781889379937
Publisher: Wpr Publishing
Publication date: 06/12/2019
Series: Katie Suarez Social Justice Series , #1
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 952,524
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Mexico City, JL attended university at UNAM, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities on the continent. JL relocated to the U.S. as a young man and experienced the unique challenges and opportunities of a Mexican immigrant. He observed similar experiences by other immigrants as well as witnessed the life and perspective of countless U.S.-born Mexican-Americans. With hard work and dedication, he became a highly respected dentist, researcher, and educator.
Author of the textbook "Supra-gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry" published by Wiley-Blackwell, he has also published many research papers and clinical articles on adhesive and esthetic dentistry. Ruiz regularly lectures at all major dental meetings, nationally and internationally.
JL enjoys a clientele of many stars and entertainers and has made numerous television appearances for his dental expertise, including NBC Channel 4 News, ABC's News, Good Morning America & Vista La, VH1 and Channel 52's Telemundo and 34 Univision. A lover of history, psychology, and culture, his socially charged novels offer a fresh understanding of how historical events shape the present and the future. A big fan of music and the arts, JL is a past member of two rock bands.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction by JL Ruiz 4

1. Superpowers 7

2. Popular 11

3. Elizabeth 17

4. The Candidate 23

5. Operation Alamo 27

6. La Ponderosa 35

7. Closet Mexican 45

8. Profiling 53

9. The Practice 57

10. The Game 63

11. Pariahs 75

12. BBQ 81

13. The Essay 93

14. The Rally 99

15. Detention 103

16. Zack’s Pain 109

17. Interrogation 113

18. Mark’s Change of Heart 119

19. Savannah 125

20. Courthouse 131

21. Dreamers 141

22. Arpaio’s Jail 149

23. 2021 155

24. Five Years 159

25. Enlightenment 167

26. Art 171

27. Back at the Unification 175

28. The Strike 183

29. Valenti’s Reaction 189

30. Day 5 Love 199

31. ICE 203

32. Reconciliation 208

Profile of author JL Ruiz 215

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