Category: BOOKS

A Picture Book About Children At The Border Aims To Spark Family Conversations

Originally Published in NPR Anya Kamenetz - April 12, 2021 A Spanish version of Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz reads, "We entered the United States by crossing the Rio Grande on a raft that started to sink. I got wet ...

‘A Beginner’s Guide To America’ Shows Us The States Through New Eyes

Originally Published in NPR Scott Simon - March 20, 2021 Poet Roya Hakakian was a teenager when she came to the United States from Iran. In A Beginner's Guide to America, she describes what it's like to step off a ...

A debut novel about migration, family and survival is everything ‘American Dirt’ wasn’t

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Dorany Pineda - March 23, 2021 Gabriela Garcia’s debut novel “Of Women and Salt” follows five generations of women across the Cuban diaspora.  (Andria Lo) ...

After years of turmoil, ‘Dreamer’ and author Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is proud to put down California roots

Last month, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo bought a new couch. That might seem like a small thing, but it felt huge to the Yuba City, Calif.-based poet, whose lyrical memoir, “Children of the Land,” describes an upbringing l ...

How a DACA recipient came to tell the stories of ‘The Undocumented Americans’

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio grew up seeing caricatured and clichéd representations of migrants in books, television and movies. What she didn’t see reflected in them was her parents — immigrants from Ecuador — or herself ...

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