September 29, 2008

Giveaway: Dream in Color by Linda and Loretta Sanchez

Given the politics of this special time of year, it was the perfect time to read a book by two congresswomen and their journey to becoming the first pair of sisters to serve in Congress.


I had a lot of misgivings when I first picked up this book as I saw that the foreward was written by Nancy Pelosi. I was afraid that this book would be too political. Though I wouldn't agree with the Sanchez sisters on many policy issues, they did a good job for the most part leaving politics out of it.


I thoroughly enjoyed their stories about how they work in the House of Representatives. It almost made me want to run for office. The Sanchez sisters, daughters of immigrants, have struggled with prejudice against Hispanics and against women. They were willing to put in the effort to overcome these obstacles and seek to make a difference for the causes they felt worth fighting for.


This is a quick, enjoyable read for anyone even remotely interested in politics or social issues. I really liked to read the many stories from their childhood.


This giveaway is now closed. I'll leave comments open in order to discuss the book.

13 comments:

  1. I would love to read this! I love anything with politics and women in politics.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  2. No need to enter me; I'm just dropping in to say I've got this posted at Win a Book. Thanks for the e-mail; I might not have found you otherwise.

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  3. I like that it just brushes lightly over the politics. That's just enough for me and I would enjoy the childhood and family stories as well.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  4. This book sounds very interesting. I'd love to read it. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    bluebyrd24 at gmail dot com

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  5. I would also love to read this...count me in! Thanks!

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  6. PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME!!!! I sound like that kid who always had her hand up in class... wait that was me....

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  7. This sounds like a very interesting read. I'd love my name thrown in the hat.

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  8. Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  9. Oooh, this looks really interesting!

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  10. I would love to read this book!! I am working on my Masters in Education..specifically high school history which includes government...this would be a great read for me and for future students!

    rachelannmac@hotmail.com

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  11. Sounds really interesting.

    Count me in!

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  12. Sounds like a great read! Count me in too!

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  13. I would love to win a copy of this book. I like reading books about women leaders.

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