Books featuring Senator Judith Zaffirini

Recognized as a trailblazer, Senator Judith Zaffirini is featured in approximately 15 books, referenced in nine, and included in more than 15 editions of various biographical reference works. Typically they capture the story of a girl from Laredo who grew up to earn three degrees and become a leader in professional, public service, and civic arenas. She tells her own story in her publication, If Judy Pappas Can Do It, Anybody Can! The title is a statement about her attributed to her high school principal.

Books that Feature Senator Judith Zaffirini:

  • Aoki, Andrew L., Kerry L. Haynie, Anne M. McCulloch, and Jeffrey D. Schultz. Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics , Vol. 2. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 2000
  • Bossard, Yvonne Cecile. Texas Women of the Century: Inspiring Stories of Great Texas Women. Austin: Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas, 2000.
  • Crawford, Ann Fears. Texas Women: From Frontier to Future. Austin: State House Press, 1998.
  • Flateau, Susie Kelly. From My Mother’s Hands. Plano: Republic of Texas Press, 2000.
  • Flynn, Jean. Texas Women Who Dared to Be First. Austin: Eakin Press, 1999.
  • Gómez-Quiñones, Juan. Chicano Politics: Reality and Promise 1940-1990. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1990.
  • Hanson, Martana. Texas Women Trailblazers, Stars and Cowgirls. Fort Worth: Red Bandana Publishing, 2003.
  • Munson, Sammye and Allison Weiner. Today’s Tejano Heroes. Austin: Eakin Press, April, 2000.
  • Pierce, PJ. Let me tell you what I’ve learned: Texas Wisewomen Speak. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.
  • Rodríguez, Andrés S. Cien Poesías. Laredo: Multiplex Marketing & Associates, 2002.
  • Sanchez, Jorge and Luis Diaz de Leon. Historic Women of Laredo. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico: Impresora Monterrey, 2004.
  • Telgen Diane and Jim Kemp, editors. Notable Hispanic American Women. Detroit: Gale, 1993.
  • Winegarten, Ruthe and Nancy Baker Jones. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.
  • Winegarten, Ruthe and Teresa Palomo Acosta. Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

Books That Reference Senator Judith Zaffirini:

  • Benson, W. Scott, editor. Celebrating Texas, Honoring the Past, Building the Future. Geneva, IL: McDougal Littell, A Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
  • Brown, Lyle C. Practicing Texas Politics, 12th edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
  • Green, Stan. A History of The Washington Birthday Celebration. Laredo: Border Studies Publishing, 1999.
  • Hunter, Leslie Gene and Cecilia Aros Hunter. Texas A&M University Kingsville. San Francisco: Arcadia Publishing, 2000.
  • Jones, Eugene W., et. al. Practicing Texas Politics, Seventh Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989.
  • Jones, Eugene W., et. al. Practicing Texas Politics, Tenth Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998.
  • Petras, Ross and Kathryn Petras. The Stupidest Things Ever Said By Politicians. (Quotes the late Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock’s joke about Senator Zaffirini.) New York: Pocket Books, 1999.
  • Slater, Wayne and Jim Moore. Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential. New York: John Wiley and Sons. 2004.
  • Winegarten, Ruthe. Governor Ann Richards and Other Texas Women from Indians to Astronauts. Austin: Eakin Press, 1994.

Biographical Publications that Include Senator Judith Zaffirini:

  • Who’s Who of Professionals
  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • Who’s Who in America
  • National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who
  • America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • Who’s Who in American Politics
  • Who’s Who in the Southwest
  • World Who’s Who of Women
  • Personalities of America
  • Personalities of the South
  • Dictionary of International Biography
  • World Who’s Who of Women in Education
  • Who’s Who in Texas
  • Outstanding Young Women of America

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