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An Unlikely Journey Julian Castro 2020 Presidential candidate keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC and former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development tells his remarkable and inspiring life story. In the spirit of a young Barack Obamas Dreams from My Father comes a candid and compelling memoir about race and poverty in America. In many ways there was no reason Julian Castro would have been expected to be a success. Born to unmarried parents in a poverty-stricken neighborhood of a struggling city his prospects of escaping his circumstance seemed bleak. But he and his twin brother Joaquin had something going for them: their mother. A former political activist she provided the launch pad for what would be an astonishing ascent. Julian and Joaquin would go on to attend Stanford and Harvard before entering politics at the ripe age of 26. Soon after Joaquin be a state representative and Julian was elected mayor of San Antonio a city he helped revitalize and transform into one of the countrys leading economies. His success in Texas propelled him onto the national stage where he was the keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC — the same spot President Obama held three conventions prior — and then to Washington D.C. where he served as the Obama Administrations Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. After being shortlisted as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton he became a 2020 Presidential candidate. Julian Castros story not only affirms the American dream but also resonates with millions who in an age of political cynicism and hardening hearts are searching for a new hero. No matter ones politics this book is the transcendent story of a resilient family and the unlikely journey of an emerging national icon. An Unlikely Journey – by Julian Castro