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 Phenomenal AOC : the roots and rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
 Author: Denise, Anika Aldamuy

 Publisher:  Harper (2022)

 Dewey: 328.73
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [39] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 273586 ISBN: 9780063113749
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria, -- 1989-
 United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Biography
 Women legislators -- United States -- Biography

Price: $23.28

A biography about America's youngest congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

 Illustrator: Lora, Loris
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 518771

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/22)
   Booklist (08/01/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (08/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2022 *Starred Review* Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (frequently called AOC by the media) is the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress. Fittingly, this picture-book biography is especially energetic and vibrant. The action begins with AOC’s birth in the Bronx, where her family was happy and felt like they fit right in. However, when they moved to the suburbs, AOC’s teachers discriminated against her, so she became determined to do her best just to prove them wrong. Academic honors followed, and after grad school, she moved back to the Bronx “to help and to heal.” She tended bar during the day; at night, she worked as an activist for equality, ran for office as a “Brand New Congress” candidate, and won in a landslide. The upbeat text and vibrant illustrations depict a positive, youthful persona, and the book’s message about the need for equal rights and services comes through loud and clear. The book includes this description of Ocasio-Cortez’s swearing-in: “in a white suit, the color worn by suffragettes, gold hoops, a wink to her Bronx roots, and red lipstick, a nod to her Latinidad.” The final pages offer a glossary, sources, and lots of inspirational advice for future changemakers. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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