THE STORIES OF JUANA BRIONES
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Her parents came to California with the Anza expedition. She was the third resident of Yerba Buena, the tiny pueblo that became San Francisco. She ran a dairy, doctored sailors who deserted from the Yankee clippers, bought San Francisco’s Rancho La Purisima, and fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep her land when California joined the U.S.
“This inspirational tale teaches that courage, hard work, and conviction do prevail—even when political, economic, social, and geographic challenges seem insurmountable. Every young reader will take a bit of Juana Briones’ spirit with them after reading this book!”
—Emily Schell, History-Social Science Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
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