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Julissa Arce



Vincent Remini

Ms. Arce is appearing courtesy of the Pima County Public Library

Julissa Arce was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Woman of 2017. She is a leading voice in the fight for social justice, immigrant rights, and education equality. Julissa is a contributor to Crooked Media, CNBC, and one of the hosts of Crooked Conversations. Her book, "My Underground American Dream" is currently being developed as a television series at Twentieth Century Fox Television.

She is a sought-after speaker and political commentator, she gives talks events such as Tedx, the White House Latino Policy Summit, the Democratic National Convention, Politicon and the Forbes Reinventing America Summit. Her writing has been published on Crooked Media, Huffington Post, Fusion, CNN, CNN en Español, The Hill and Univision. She serves on the board of directors of the National Immigration Law Center and CollegeSpring. She has received the Los Angeles Times Latinos de Hoy Emerging Leader Award, the NAHREP's Vanguard Award, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Inspira Award, among other recognitions.

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Books:
Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream
Nuestras Raices
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
September 2018
ISBN 9780316481748
320 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
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A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas. More/less

My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive
Nuestras Raices
Center Street
September 2017
ISBN 9781455540266
$15.99, INSTOCK
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