Twenty-two: Letters To A Young Woman Searching For Meaning

Twenty-two: Letters To A Young Woman Searching For Meaning – By Allison Trowbridge As a 22-year-old, I was excited to read this, but to be honest, I was a little worried that it would be a cliché and just another “Chicken Soup for College Students.” Fortunately, it ended up being the complete opposite. If you’re looking for a graduation gift for a woman in your life, this book might be a great choice!

I love learning about the lives of the authors and various content creators I interact with. It gives me insight into their words and allows me to connect with who they are and their work in a deeper way. Allison, is an entrepreneur and now published author who works in advocacy against human trafficking and modern slavery. She graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California and is currently working on her MBA at the University of Oxford. Check out her website here!

Twenty-two: Letters To A Young Woman Searching For Meaning

Twenty-two: Letters To A Young Woman Searching For Meaning

Like many books, this one included quotes from famous people. As someone who had never heard of Allison Trowbridge, it was cool to see some of my favorite organizations and authors like Christian author Bob Goff, Caitlin Crosby Benward founder of Giving Keys, and Sarah Dubbeldam, editor-in-chief of Darling Magazine, attest to the greatness of this book.

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If you’re looking for a graduation gift, Twenty Two might be the way to go. This is an authentic collection of stories about friendship, decision-making, transition, beauty, self-respect, and Jesus. Every other page I found myself reaching for a pen to highlight all the nuggets of truth. Throughout the book, Allison uses her own experiences to share advice and talk about how she navigated the world of growing up and becoming a “real adult.” It’s a perfect gift for the college student in your life, it’s practical, a fun read, and the cover is gorgeous!

I already have two friends on the list to read it, let me know if you want to be next! A stunning epic of betrayal, love and fate that spans five generations of an indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of Sabrina & Corina, a National Book Award finalist “There’s one in every generation – a seer who keeps the stories.” Luz “Little Light” Lopez, a tea leaf reader and laundress, is left to fend for her older brother, Diego, a stunning epic of betrayal, love and fate that spans five generations of an indigenous Chicano family in the American West. , from the author of National Book Award Finalist Sabrina & Corina “There is one in every generation – a seer who keeps the stories.” Luz “Little Light” Lopez, a tea leaf reader and laundress, is left to fend for herself after her older brother Diego, a snake charmer and factory worker, is run out of town by a violent white mob. As Luz navigates 1930s Denver on her own, she begins to have visions that transport her to her indigenous homeland in the nearby Lost Territory. Luz remembers the origin of her ancestors, how her family flourished and how they were threatened. She bears witness to the sinister forces that have devastated her people and their homelands for generations. In the end, it’s up to Luz to save her family stories from fading into oblivion. Written in the unique voice of Kali Fajardo-Anstine, the fun and complicated life of the Lopez family fills the pages of this multi-generational western. Woman of Light is a sweeping novel of survival, family secrets and love, filled with unforgettable characters, all as special, memorable and complex as our beloved heroine, Luz. … more

There is so much to love about this story told through three generations of a Mexican American family. Luz, the young woman at the center of this novel, is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants in a very segregated Denver. The characters are the strongest part. Luz and her best friend Lizette and her brother Diego, her cousin Maria Josie are all compelling and I would have read a whole novel about each of them. The way the novel changes is sometimes unsatisfactory to the point that I really like it. There is so much to love about this story told through three generations of a Mexican American family. Luz, the young woman at the center of this novel, is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants in a very segregated Denver. The characters are the strongest part. Luz and her best friend Lizette and her brother Diego, her cousin Maria Josie are all compelling and I would have read a whole novel about each of them. The way the novel changes is sometimes unsatisfying in that I really wanted more of Liz’s grandparents story. I wanted some of Liz’s story to be more developed as well. Her love life was a mess in that both men were so narrowly drawn that it was hard to believe that neither of them was potential for anything. Nevertheless, this novel is absolutely fascinating. Loved it. … more

An intimate story through five generations of an indigenous Chicano family in the American West. Through Luz’s vision, we are transported through the past decades, uncovering faded and hidden stories of her family’s past. Kali Fajardo-Anstine gives us a nuanced view of how the past can inform the future. I loved this one.

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The radio smelled of dust and minerals and somehow reminded Luz of reading tea leaves. They were similar, weren’t they? She saw images and felt emotions come to her through dreams and images. Maybe these images also went on invisible waves? Maybe Luz was born with her own receiver. She laughed, considering how precious such a thing must be, a radio built into her mind. ————————————– Maria Josie insisted that Diego and Luz learn the map , as she called it, The radio smelled of dust and minerals and somehow reminded Luz of reading tea leaves. They were similar, weren’t they? She saw images and felt emotions come to her through dreams and images. Maybe these images also went on invisible waves? Maybe Luz was born with her own receiver. She laughed, considering how precious such a thing must be, a radio built into her mind. ————————————– Maria Josie insisted that Diego and Luz learn the map , which she called it and showed them first on foot and later by bus. She wore good walking shoes and dressed herself and the children in many layers. It tends to heat up, she had said, another moment, it might hail. The siblings learned to be careful. Strolling through predominantly English neighborhoods was dangerous, their streetcar routes equally unsafe. There were Klan picnics, car races, cross burnings on the edge of foothills, flames like tongues licking the canyon, hatred reaching the stars. There’s a lot going on in this novel, so brace yourself. Focusing on the experiences of 17/18-year-old Luz Lopez – the story’s woman of light – in Depression-era Denver, the story alternates between her contemporary hardships and the lives of her ancestors. The beginning is very Moses-like, Pidre’s womb left by his mother on the banks of an arroyo in The Lost Territory in 1868. We follow Pidre and his children and grandchildren into the 1930s. All have special characteristics. Among them, Luz, his granddaughter, reads tea leaves and sees visions of the past and future. Diego, his grandson, would definitely belong to House Slytherin in another universe. He teams up and performs with rattlesnakes. Kali Fajardo-Anstine at the Denver Public Library’s Western History and Genealogy Department – photo from 5280 – photo by Caleb Santiago Alvarado This is a story about stories, how telling them perpetuates identity, but ignoring them can help erase the culture of a people. Pidre is known as a gifted storyteller, encouraged to remember your line when given away. KFA commemorates her and gives voice to Chicano Indigenous history. My ancestors were incredibly hard working, generous, kind and great Coloradans. But they were also poor and brown and this meant that our stories were only told within our communities. When I started writing seriously in my twenties I was reading books by James Baldwin, Sandra Cisneros, Edward P. Jones and Katherine Anne Porter and many, many others. I saw how these authors put the spotlight on their people, and I also wanted to write a piece that was incredibly polished that honored my cultural group, making us more visible in the mainstream. – from the Pen America interview Fajardo-Anstine brings much of her family’s history into this novel. Her great-aunt is named Lucy Lucero. In addition to our protagonist’s name, another connection is found in the name of the stream where Pidre is found, Lucero. Uncle was a snake charmer. Auntie worked in a glass factory in Denver, like Aunt Luz works in a mirror factory in the book. Her family had gone into hiding from the KKK, as characters do here. Her Belgian coal miner father abandoned

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