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Block Captain's Daughter

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ISBN-10: 080614291X

ISBN-13: 9780806142913

Edition: 2012

Authors: Demetria Mart�nez, Demetria Mart�nez

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Guadalupe Anaya, a waitress, is pregnant. She is also the newly elected block captain of Sunflower Street, in charge of raising awareness of safety in her southeast Albuquerque neighborhood. Her campaign platform: God helps those who help themselves. While she waits for the baby, Lupe writes letters to her unborn child, whom she names Destiny. It is Lupe’s dream that her daughter will be a writer, pushing a pen instead of a broom.In this highly imaginative work of fiction by the acclaimed author ofMother Tongue, Demetria Martínez weaves a portrait of six unforgettable characters, whose lives intertwine through their activism as they seek to create a better world and find meaning in their…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 8/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

Demetria Martínez is an author, activist, lecturer, and columnist. Her autobiographical essays, Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana (Univ. of Oklahoma Press), won the 2006 International Latino Book Award in the category of best biography.Born in Albuquerque, NM, in 1960, where she now resides, Martínez earned her BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She teaches at the annual June writing workshop at the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston. Martínez writes a column for the independent progressive bi-weekly The National Catholic Reporter. She is involved with…