San Antonio Book Festival - Congressman Joaquin Castro
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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Congressman Joaquin Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 16, 1974, one minute after his twin brother Julián. A second-generation Mexican American, he was raised on San Antonio’s West Side and is a proud product of the public school system. He served five terms as a state representative for San Antonio and is currently serving his fifth term as San Antonio’s representative in the U.S. Congress. In Congress, his work focuses on building America’s Infrastructure of Opportunity — the good public schools, great universities, and sound health care system that helps Americans achieve their dreams.

Representative Joaquin Castro and his brother, Secretary Julian Castro, are the subjects of the book Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro / Pequeña habitación, grandes sueños: El viaje de Julián y Joaquín Castro.

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Book by Congressman Joaquin Castro

  • Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro by Congressman Joaquin Castro

    Small Room, Big Dreams: The Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

    The story of political powerhouse twins Julián and Joaquin Castro began in the small room that they shared with their grandmother Victoriana in San Antonio, Texas. Victoriana crossed the border from Mexico into Texas as a six-year-old orphan, marking the start of the family’s American journey. Her daughter Rosie, Julián and Joaquin’s mom, was an activist who helped the barrio through local government.


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