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Fighter, Phenom, Changemaker

By Prachi Gupta

“We are going to rock the world.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Born in the Bronx and raised in the suburbs of Westchester County, New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez witnessed firsthand how a person’s zip code can shape their destiny. That early exposure to income inequality fueled a passion for change that, in turn, led her to take on—and defeat—a ten-term incumbent to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now a target for the right, she is an inspiration to millions of millennial voters, women of color, and progressives.
A celebratory biography that tells the blow-by-blow account of AOC’s extraordinary rise from bartender to political rock star, AOC is a compelling look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: who she is, what she stands for, and the movement that she’s energized.

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“Through the unique lens of a sister of color, Prachi Gupta tells the story of the phenomenal rise of an unlikely symbol of hope.” —Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of

“Supplemented by photos and pull quotes, Gupta’s reporting is as sharp and galvanizing as her subject. A beautiful tribute to a contemporary firebrand.” —Booklist
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November 26, 2019