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

Lynda Lopez (Author)
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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 Capó Crucet
-- An Open Letter to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez
Andrea González-Ramírez
-- 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
María Cristina "MC" González Noguera
-- The Hustle

Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
August 11, 2020
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.1 X 8.4 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250257413

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About the Author

LYNDA LOPEZ is an Emmy Award winning journalist and anchor at WCBS NewsRadio 880 in New York. She has anchored and reported for ABC News and WCBS TV, as well as anchoring newscasts for Fox5 and My9. A former contributor to Latina Magazine, Glamour and Glam Belleza Latina, Lopez lives in New York City.

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