By Virginia Sánchez Korrol
Spanning centuries, this assortment files the lives of fifteen extraordinary Latinas who witnessed, outlined, defied, and wrote in regards to the forces that formed their lives. As marketers, neighborhood activists, mystics, educators, feminists, exertions organizers, artists and entertainers, Latinas used the facility of the pen to traverse and transgress cultural conventions.
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