Memoir of a Visionary: Antonia Pantoja Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the struggle of a child from a poor Puerto Rican family in the Island to educate herself, develop her sense of purpose and public responsibility , leadership skills and ethics to become one of the most outstanding Puerto Rican leaders. IT is the struggle of her political consciousness and leadership to become the creator of many major Puerto Rican institutions to improve the conditions of others and to advance the civil rights of Puerto Ricans in the United States. Her struggle from poverty and her actions in behalf of others enabled her to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her accomplishments in behalf of education and Puerto Rican youth. She was the first Hispanic woman to receive this award in 1996. Dr. Pantoja died at the age of 80 . Her book was released just weeks before her death.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Hispanic/Spanish Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Ethnicity    -   Hispanic/Latinic Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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