Carolina Maria de Jesus: She Lived In the Slums, Had An Elementary-School Education, and Wrote a Best-Seller

"And so, on May 13th, 1958, I found myself fighting against modern slavery: hunger!" So wrote Carolina Maria de Jesus in her journal, in one of São Paulo's poorest favelas…

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: The 17-year-old Who Proved That She Was Smarter Than Mexico’s Experts

Imagine yourself at 17. Imagine that you're sitting across 40 of the smartest and most educated people in the country - and next to them is the hand to the…

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