"Stella Pope Duarte." Superstition Review.
I have always loved literature, and have been a storyteller and reader since I was a child, but I never thought I would ever publish a book. As a child, I "forced" my cousins and little nieces and nephews to perform the stories I told with the promise of treats. I have been an educator all my life, teaching in elementary schools, and eventually college and university. Also, I was a school counselor for high school students, and have found working with students very inspiring.
Duarte, Stella Pope. "Time on our side." Latino Perspectives, August 2, 2010.
On August 29, 1970, once again, in the sweltering heat, men, women, children, nanas and tatas marched, searching for a place to rest, searching for a new identity in America. Over 30,000 joined in the march that day, thousands wearing black t-shirts, a sign of mourning, proudly displaying a picture of la Virgen de Guadalupe-Tonantzín, the regal Mexica princess, or the word Chicano in white letters. A huge banner announced to all: peace moratorium, August 29, 1970. It was the greatest protest in the history of the Chicano nation against the Vietnam War.
"ARIZONA MAKER Stella Pope Duarte." PBSlocalMakers, February 27, 2013.
Loftus, Lauren. "Book Signing: Stella Pope Duarte’s Bio of Latino Activist Yzaguirre." Phoenix Magazine, November 2016.
Duarte describes her work as, “A great man’s life told.” She was approached in 2010 by Yzaguirre to do a project in Texas, which consisted of a series of interviews. “It was at that point that the idea for the biography came up,” she says. After that, Duarte conducted over 40 interviews and several trips to be able to write a comprehensive story. “Weaving the life of a man with the iconic stature of Raul Yzaguirre was a formidable task,” she says. Her challenge was to “get it right. Doing justice to Raul’s life.”