Book Signing with Local Author Anika Denise, "Phenomenal AOC"

Saturday, September 17th


Please join us for a book signing

with local author

Anika Denise

to celebrate the release of

Phenomenal AOC:

The Roots And Rise Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


About the author:

Anika Aldamuy Denise is the Pura Belpré Honor–winning author of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer!; and The Love Letter. A proud Puerto Rican daughter from Queens, she now lives in Rhode Island with her family. Visit Anika online at


About the book:

An inspiring biography of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Pura Belpré Honor-winning creators Anika Aldamuy Denise and Loris Lora!

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. 


Praise for Phenomenal AOC:


The upbeat text and vibrant illustrations depict a positive, youthful persona, and the book's message about the need for equal rights and services comes through loud and clear. — Booklist (starred review)

Pure Moxie. — Kirkus Reviews


Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm


Barrington Books, 184 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806


Phenomenal AOC: The Roots and Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez By Anika Aldamuy Denise, Loris Lora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anika Aldamuy Denise, Loris Lora (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063113749
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2022



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