I live near Kansas City but had no idea the powerful influence of Richard Aguilera Ruiz and his leadership among our Hispanic community until I read this book. The author shares the many challenges Richard faced as he labored to see his dreams come true. Years from now, historians will turn to this book where they will learn the names of the heroes who worked alongside Richard to make our community a better place to live. My hat is off to the author for giving us this treasure.
Once I started reading this biography, I could not put it down. The life of Richard Aguilera Ruiz is such an inspiration and reminded me of how I want to live my life. The author did a marvelous job of making me feel attached to the characters. As I was reading this, I forgot that it was a biography and that the characters in the book are real people who have given so much back to their community.
Creating Futures is the well-written story of Richard Ruiz, bringing us from his childhood to the present as it reminds us there are still people who are selfless in their pursuit to help others.
The author of Creating Futures is an outstanding storyteller. I was so captivated by the beginning chapter I couldn’t put it down until I finished the entire book. I now have great respect for Richard Ruiz, an amazing man.