“Martha captures the spirit and vibrancy of our community in the most authentic, inspiring and thought provoking manner possible. By telling stories of struggle, perserverance and triumph, she breathes life into everyday joy human beings have at their fingertips when we listen to and value our life stories.”
—Juan Salgado, M.U.P.
President and CEO, Instituto del Progreso Latino
“This book inarguably pieces together the true spirit of the Mexican-American community, their struggles, their sense of family and their resolve to realize their dreams.”
—Santiago Silva, Ph.D. LPC-S
Clinical Professor (Ret.), University of Texas-Pan American
“In Dreaming Forward: Latino Voices Enhance the Mosaic, Martha Casazza not only tells the stories and describes the struggles of Latino students, she also provides a context that gives meaning to these stories and struggles. The themes that result from these stories represent concepts that will benefit every educator.”
—Hunter Boylan, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Developmental Education,
Appalachian State University