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Vanessa Diaz

Managing Editor

Book Riot Managing Editor Vanessa Diaz is a writer and former bookseller from San Diego, CA whose Spanish is even faster than her English. When not reading or writing, she enjoys dreaming up travel itineraries and drinking entirely too much tea. She is a regular co-host on the All the Books podcast who especially loves mysteries, gothic lit, mythology/folklore, and all things witchy. Vanessa can be found on Instagram at @BuenosDiazSD or taking pictures of pretty trees in Portland, OR, where she now resides.

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AOC coverIn 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress. Her commitment to speaking truth to power and her ability to shape the national conversation have made her one of the most fascinating political figures of our times. The new book AOC: Fighter, Phenom, Changemaker recounts how a 28-year-old Latinx democratic socialist and bartender from the Bronx ousted a ten-term Congressman against all odds and the remarkable life story that got her there. AOC is a celebration of the congresswoman, examining who she is, what she stands for, and the movement that she’s building.

Well folks, that’s it for the winter edition of Persist! It was so great to chat with the many readers who showed up for our feminist book club (hosted entirely on Instagram Live!). We read and discussed The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman; it examines the immigrant experience in America through personal stories about living between cultures, all while one’s humanity is under attack.

We’ll be back in the March for the next book! Our Executive Editor Amanda Nelson will be hosting next, and she’s picked We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby.

Make sure to keep an eye on our Instagram account for the time and dates of the next chats!