HarperCollins Phenomenal AOC [Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria]
HarperCollins Phenomenal AOC [Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria]

Phenomenal AOC [Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria]

By Anika Aldamuy Denise


Publication Date: September 6, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

A stunning picture book biography about America’s youngest congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, written by Pura Belpré Honor–winning author Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Loris Lora.

“Women like me weren’t supposed to run for office.”In 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest congresswoman in America. How did this young Puertorriqueña become an unstoppable force in politics?Pura Belpré Honor–winning author Anika Aldamuy Denise tells the remarkable story of AOC from her childhood home in the Bronx all the way to the Capitol Building in this inspiring and lyrical picture book biography. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s empowering journey reminds us that everyone, regardless of their age, race, creed, wealth, or zip code, is capable of being a voice for change.

About the Author

Anika Aldamuy Denise is the Pura Belpré Honor–winning author of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!; The Love Letter; Starring Carmen!; Lights, Camera, Carmen!; and Monster Trucks. She lives in Rhode Island with her family. Visit Anika online at www.anikadenise.com.Loris Lora is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in editorial publishing, book publishing, toy design, and surface design and has been featured in galleries across the globe. Her books for children include May Your Life Be Deliciosa, The Story of Barack Obama, One Day So Many Ways, and more. Loris lives in Los Angeles and you can visit her online at www.lorislora.com.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: September 6, 2022

ISBN: 9780063113749

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