In this empowering guide, Dr. Ana Nogales encourages Latinas to move beyond their expected roles and become the women they wish to be by embracing the seven traits they inherit naturally from their Latino culture:
Espíritu Creativo (Creative Spirit)
The Aguantadora's (Survivor's) Passionate Determination
The Comadre's (Girlfriend's) Networking Ability
The Diplomática's (Diplomat's) Discretion
The Atrevida's (Risktaker's) Courage
The Malabarista's (Multitasker's) Balance
La Reina's (A Diva's) Confidence
Each chapter features an interactive element, including a quiz to determine how strong each attribute is in the reader's own personality, plus exercises to reinforce each trait. Filled with the personal stories of successful Latinas, including novelist Isabelle Allende, TV journalist Cristina Saralegui, Congresswomen Loretta and Linda Sánchez, Latina magazine founder Christy Haubegger, and entertainer Jaci Velásquez, Latina Power inspires readers to vigorously pursue their own dreams.
Lupe Ontlveros actress Like my mother used to say,"Educate a man and you will educate his sons; educate a woman, and you will educate generations." This book shows Latinas that we have the power to do precisely that.
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (New York) Finally, a book about Latinas by Latinas for Latinas! Through the journeys of these amazing women, we learn what makes Latinas who they are today. Their lives and stories provide us with something all Latinas need -- pure inspiration.