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Dream in Color: How the Sánchez Sisters Are Making History in Congress

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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 sp ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2008)
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Raul Ramos y Sanchez
Sep 06, 2009 Raul Ramos y Sanchez rated it really liked it
DREAM IN COLOR gives us an insider's glimpse into the bare knuckles arena of congressional politics. Despite the undertow of Washington's political gamesmanship, the Sanchéz sisters emerge with their ideals intact, thanks to an upbringing that was modest in affluence but rich in social values. The rise to success of the Sanchéz sisters is a testament to the values shared by many Latino immigrants: a devotion to family, a tenacious work ethic, deep faith, and a strong sense of community. Engaging ...more
Beth
Nov 06, 2008 Beth rated it really liked it
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A quick, accessible read that's deceptively insightful about politics today, and especially what role women and people of color can play in making the U.S. a better place. I finished this a few days before the election, so of course it felt very timely. But it's also clear that the Sánchez sisters are showing what is possible in Congress--with a lot of hard work, some painful compromises, and not a lot of sleep, of course. I admire their fortitude, and I'm glad they took the time to work with th ...more
Peter
Sep 28, 2008 Peter rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all
Recommended to Peter by: Linda Sanchez
This is great in how straight-forward it is. We get each of the Congresswomen explaining their experiences in Congress and before on a range of topics.
More about life lessons than specific political topics.
Loretta started as a Republican in Orange County, California, while her sister Linda was Democratic from the start and involved with Labor early on.
It's really good. It inspired me!
Alma Garcia
Great story that need to be told. It really need to be translated into Spanish to reach a wider audience.
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