Kingman woman who wrote to Obama now in book

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KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- When Lucy Gutierrez of Kingman wrote a letter to President Obama about the turmoil she felt over Arizona's most controversial immigration law, she had little hope that he would read it.

Lucy Gutierrez with a copy of "Ten Letters."

Rodney Haas, Kingman Daily Miner

Not only did Obama read the letter, but Gutierrez is now the subject of a book about everyday Americans who wrote to the president.

The young Mexican-American woman tells the Kingman Daily Miner that she wrote the letter to Obama last year after hearing that the president reads 10 letters from regular Americans each day.

Though she thought hers would get lost in the shuffle, she says she felt it was important to express her feelings about Arizona's law known as SB1070.

Her life story is now in "Ten Letters," a book by Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow about 10 people whose letters were read by Obama.