Book Review: Helen Miller Bailey, a biography by Rita Joiner Soza

Helen Miller Bailey:
The Pioneer Educator and Renaissance
Woman Who Shaped Chicano(a) Leaders

Helen Miller Bailey: The Pioneer Educator and Renaissance Woman Who Shaped Chicano(a) Leadersby Rita Joiner Soza

The life of Helen Miller Bailey, teacher, artist, author, community activist, social reformer, wife, and mother, is as inspirational as it was ardently lived. Today’s authors of purportedly new concepts of living a purposeful life, inspired work, and authentic leadership could have been writing about Helen Miller Bailey, though she died nearly half a century ago. Those who witnessed the intensity with which she approached teaching and mentoring, justice, world travel, and Latin American studies describe just how Doc Bailey instilled these ideals in her students who honor her today with a legacy of service and leadership.

an Amazon Customer Review

5 stars   A remarkable woman…     reviewed by Lboritz

 

Rita Joiner Soza has captured the essence of who Doc Helen Miller Bailey was and is. A mentor, teacher, renaissance woman, friend, Mom…a guide who helped the Chicano community become successful heroes themselves. She helped me believe in my own abilities as well. This book makes me want to further research more about Helen Miller Bailey…her influence continues. This book has inspired me to go back to my love of history and pick up the pen and write again. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to read a biography of a very remarkable woman and the people and family she touched.
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