Helen Shiller is a daughter, a sister, a mother, but first and foremost she is a fighter. In her memoir Daring to Struggle Daring to Win, she recounts how her early, then unrecognized, initiation, by her immigrant father, into a long fight against fascism, anti- Semitism, and racism has spread across decades and pushed her activism into all aspects of her life, even motherhood. She starts at the very beginning with her both parents childhood and immigration stories, which later serves as her introduction into the fight for the people. Helen recounts her high school experiences in Vermont and her activism efforts afterwards in Wisconsin, leading her to 40-plus years of organizing in Chicago and then serving in the city council for nearly 25 years. Daring to Struggle Daring to Win was a finalist and awarded the silver seal from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Book Awards for the non-fiction history category.