Wonders Of Women (WOW) features a few inspirational stories from contemporary and notable Hispanic American women.
Dream in Color: How the Sanchez Sisters are Making History in Congress
by Loretta and Linda Sanchez
Two sisters share the values and traditions learned from their Mexican parents and openly express their professional challenges and key to their success.
Ellen Ochoa: Astronaut and Inventor
by Anne Schraff
The extraordinary life of a notable inventor, research scientist and first Hispanic woman astronaut in space.
Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina
by Rosie Molinary
Over five hundred Latinas overtly talk about their feelings, family conflicts, prejudices, and other challenges of growing up in two worlds.
Sandra Cisneros: Inspiring Latina Author
by Karen Clemens Warrick
Author's family life and growing-up years, as well as her struggles to get her works published and the story of her success.
Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream
by Antonia Felix
The remarkable story of the first Hispanic judge and third woman to preside in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Sum of Our Days
by Isabel Allende
The narrative of this autobiography starts when the Allende’s family gets together in the ceremony of scattering the ashes of Isabel’s daughter Paula.
These and other resources in different formats are available at your local library.
For information about programs in celebration of Hispanic Heritage please visit: Bronx Library Center.