Phenomenal AOC: The Roots and Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Written by Anika Aldamuy Denise
Illustrated by Loris Lora
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
In 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest congresswoman in America. How did this young Puertoriqueña become an unstoppable force in politics? Find out in this accessible and engaging book for young readers.
AOC’s remarkable story begins in her childhood Bronx home and comes full circle the moment AOC became America’s youngest Congresswoman. 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.
A glossary and resources for changemakers are included at the end of the book.
Primary ISBN: 9780063113749
Publication Date: September 2022
Available As: Hardcover
Nonfiction, Picture Book,, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Puerto Rican
Themes: Activism, Award Winner: Youth Media Awards 2023, Community Action, Generation: 1st, Genre: Biography, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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