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Former Cuaro resident Cynthia Orozco on the Texas E book Competition

By Sonia Timpon

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Cuero native Dr. Cynthia A. Orozco was lately featured on the Texas E book Competition (TBF) in Austin.

That is the premiere statewide guide pageant held in Austin. TBF was based in 1995 by Laura W. Bush, former librarian and later First Woman of Texas, together with Mary Margaret Farby and a devoted group of volunteers. The primary pageant befell in November 1996 and have become one of many main literary occasions within the nation.

Orozco was born and raised in Cuaro. Her dad and mom moved to Kouro within the Fifties. Her father labored in Bohna’s boot store as a grasp bootmaker and her mom labored in Lieberman’s division retailer. They raised six kids, all of whom graduated from Cuero, and all of whom went on to earn levels. Robert Orozco, Cynthia’s brother, nonetheless lives within the household dwelling however works as a software program developer in Austin. Cynthia was scholar council president her senior yr, and graduated from Cuero Excessive in 1976.

Orozco is presently a professor of historical past and humanities at Jap New Mexico College in Ruidoso and the current writer of “Mexican-American Civil Rights Pioneer: Alonso S. Perals.” Perals, of Alice, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas, was the first founding father of the League of United Latin American Residents (LULAC), the nation’s oldest and most vital Latino civil rights group. He was additionally an American diplomat, lawyer and writer.

The pageant is held by invitation solely and consists of each literature and non-fiction. This was Orozco’s third invitation to the guide pageant and says it’s an honor to be invited once more. “It was good to be invited for the third time. It makes me really feel like I am doing essential historical past work. This time the main target was on the guide Pioneer of Mexican-American Civil Rights: Alonso S. Perales printed by Arte Publico Press, one of the crucial profitable small presses within the nation. The guide got here out this yr Orozco stated.

Orozco was commissioned in 2010 for her guide No Mexicans, Girls or Canines Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Motion (Austin: UT Press, 2009). This guide was UT Press’s best-selling educational guide within the decade from 2010 to 2020. Her second fee got here in 2020 for her guide Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist (Austin: UT Press).

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