IWA alumna Garcia-Akers visits school for book signing


Author Cecilia Garcia-Akers, Incarnate Word Academy alumna and daughter of renowned Mexican-American civil rights leader Dr. Hector P. Garcia, spoke to first through fifth grade students Feb. 2 at the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Center about her new book “The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia.”

Garcia-Akers’ book, which chronicles her father’s journey to America, discusses Dr. Garcia’s struggles being a Latino in the U.S. Army, the difficulty he had obtaining his medical license, and his devotion toward bringing better health care and education to veterans and students for over 50 years.


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commented 2017-05-20 07:16:54 -0500 · Flag
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