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Facing Obstacles with Determination

The obstacles of life can seem insurmountable and discouraging unless faced with determination and a willingness to hope.

Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo is an award-winning entrepreneur who has earned worldwide recognition for her work in addressing one of society’s most vexing challenges--universal access to education. Sylvia currently serves as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of the United States....

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David Bowles

A Mexican-American author from the Valley, David Bowles is an assistant professor at UTRGV. Recipient of awards from the American Library Association, Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Associated Press, he has written 14 books, including the Pura Belpré Honor Book "The Smoking Mirror," the critically acclaimed, "Feathered Serpent," "Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico" and "They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems....

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Lindsey Stoddard

Lindsey Stoddard is the author of "Right as Rain" and "Just Like Jackie." She was born and raised in Vermont, where she loved to play in the snow and ski, learned to boil sap in her grandpa’s sugarhouse and began her lifelong love of reading....

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