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"Former U.S. Ambassador and former Vice President of the University of New Mexico, Mari-Luci Jaramillo, is well known as a highly intelligent and wonderfully caring person, deeply committed to a life of service and helping others. Reading her terrific new book about her early years, Sacred Seeds, we now know how, where, and why she came to be the way she is and always has been. Lucky us!" - Former U. S. Senator Fred Harris, co-editor of Healing Our Divided Society.
"With Sacred Seeds, Mari-Luci Jaramillo has woven together the cultural fabric that is New Mexico."
- Ana Pacheco, Historian of New Mexico
"At times funny, poignant, exciting and mysterious, these 32 vignettes are windows to the past and hold subtle important lessons for living today. The author's experience is rural Northern New Mexico during the 1930s, but the themes ring universal."
- Anne Hillerman, Best-Selling Author
"a wonderful story of a young girl's rich experiences in a rapidly disappearing way of life."
- Doyle Daves, Award-Winning Author
"The Good Old Days before telephones, television, internet, cars, planes, running water, electricity, Facebook, snapchat, and Instagram. Join Mari-Luci as she retells her lived experiences growing up on her abuelos' ranchito before becoming an ambassador was even a dream, let alone a reality."
- Dr. JoAnn Canales, Professor of Education and Human Development
"Sacred Seeds is a MUST read: The foundation, details and cultural tones highlighted by the Honorable Mari Luci Jaramillo will fill you with love, warmth, and laughter."
- Dr. Loui Olivas, President, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education