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Memoir of a Visionary: Antonia Pantoja (Hispanic Civil Rights (Paperback))

This book is about Antonia Pantoja
"Memoir of a Visionary: Antonia Pantoja" delves into the vibrant journey of Antonia Pantoja, a trailblazer in the Hispanic civil rights movement. Published on January 1, 2002, this compelling memoir narrates Pantoja's transformation from a factory worker and lamp designer to a revered social worker and the architect behind pivotal Puerto Rican organizations in New York City, such as ASPIRA. This organization has played a critical role in advocating for the educational rights of Puerto Rican youth, making significant strides in the domains of immigrant rights, racial justice, and educational equity. Ideal for middle-school readers, this book not only highlights Pantoja’s impactful career but also serves as an inspirational blueprint for how relentless passion and education can drive social change. Readers are invited to explore the profound impact of her work and reflect on how they can contribute to their communities, continuing her legacy of empowerment and advocacy.
Published by Arte Publico Press on January 1, 2002
199 pages
ISBN: 9781558853850
Best for readers in Middle School
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