Winners of Book Giveaway #1

May 13, 2007 at 10:02 pm Leave a comment

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Hooray, we have some winners!  Winners of the first book giveaway contest are Erin Stephens, Carly Orlando, Lina Pena, Jesenia Mejias, and Brenda Guevara.  Thanks so much to everyone for bringing the blog to life.  I love the conversations we have started,   and I look forward to many more great insights!   Listo?  Vamos! 

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What does it mean to be beautiful in America? For years, pop culture has insisted that beautiful women are tall, thin, and blonde. So what do you do if your mirror reflects olive skin, raven hair, and a short build? Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina offers a provocative account of the struggles and triumphs of Latina forced to reconcile these conflicting realities. Rosie Molinary combines her own experience with the voices of hundreds of Latinas who grew up in the US navigating issues of gender, image, and sexuality. This empathetic ethnography exemplifies the ways in which our experiences are both profoundly individualistic and comfortingly universal.
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