Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dream in Color Review and Giveaway! CLOSED

This giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to Christina for winning this great book!


By sharing moments from their childhood in Southern California, Linda and Loretta will pass on the values and traditions they learned from their parents--Mexican immigrants who, despite not having graduated high school themselves, made sure all seven of their children went to and graduated from college--that enabled them to conquer challenges and make history. They will speak frankly on the professional highs and lows, successes and scandals that constitute their distinguished careers, and show that the key to realizing your dreams is, above all else, always be true to yourself.


Often considered Congress's Odd Couple, these warm witty sisters are not only perfect role models for young Latinas in the US, but for all young women looking to break out and create a brighter future for themselves.

Congresswoman Loretta Sánchez has been a Democratic member of the United State House of Representatives since 1997. Previously a Republican, Sánchez changed parties in 1996, feeling that the Republican Party had lost touch with its constituency. She is the second-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee and is a member of the Armed Services Committee. Loretta Sanchez is perhaps most known for her controversial 2007 withdrawal from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, alleging the caucus chairmen treated female members with disrespect. Their very public fight was covered thoroughly in the media, including being parodied on The Colbert Report.

Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representative since 2003, when she joined her older sister Loretta, making them the only sisters to ever serve in Congress. She earned her BA in Spanish at the University of California in Berkley and her JD at UCLA, where she was an editor of the Chicano-Latino Law Review. She was an attorney specializing in labor law prior to her public service career. She is the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, a member of the US House Committee on Education and Labor, and a member of the US House Committee on International Relations. In 2005 she was appointed Assistant Minority Whip. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus. Stephen Colbert interviewed Sánchez for his series, "Better Know a District, on The Colbert Report in 2006. Sánchez delivered the Spanish version of the Democratic Radio Address on May 6, 2006 and in September 2006 Linda won the title "Funniest Celebrity in Washington."

(Information taken from the Hachette Book Group website)

MY REVIEW

This was an engaging and enlightening book. I learned a LOT about the political culture and some of the disparities found within it. The story of the Sanchez sisters is inspiring. These two women are living their dreams in the face of trials and oppositions. The book is very easy to follow. I enjoyed reading about their lives from each of the sister's different perspectives. I think this is a story that most American women would enjoy reading.

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I just returned from a few days in Washington D.C. and I was so excited to be there, with the energy of the Inauguration everywhere...I would LOVE to read the book you reviewed because I hope to learn more, and this perspective from the women sounds perfect to begin.
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Christina - xristya@rock.com - These sisters must be activists, and, as such, a GREAT role model for young Latinas, showing that women who were formerly outcast (many of them migrant workers) can actually have a part in changing our country!

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