Seventeen writers on the iconic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a ten-term incumbent in the primary election for New York's 14th, her journey to the national, if not world, stage, was fast-tracked. Six months later, as the youngest Congresswoman ever elected, AOC became one of a handful of Latina politicians in Washington, D.C.
As the book’s editor, Lopez has collected smart, briskly written and often inspiring essays about the Bronx-born Boricua phenom ... Apparent throughout the collection is how profoundly many of its essayists identify with AOC ... The essayists worry about the expectations that they and others have laid upon Ocasio-Cortez, especially knowing the entrenched interests and vocal opposition she faces ... AOC’s significance is hard to assess because she is still new to the national stage, and the contributors are appropriately tentative in their conclusions.
I encourage you to read this, especially if you want to know how meaningful it is to have this powerhouse of a woman leading where it counts the most ... These essays not only emphasise what an important figure she is, but just how important it is to continue to follow her journey. Please read this book, especially if you want to understand why AOC is so relevant and meaningful to the communities she’s a champion for.
Her contributors—from the arts, media, and political landscapes—closely examine the essential qualities of AOC’s broad appeal ... Enlightening and engaging perspectives on a remarkable political ascent.