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NEW EDITION with a Foreword by award-winning author Meg Medina.
During a time of heated immigration debate and unrest, this book is an opportunity to hear directly from youth who are often in the headlines but whose stories don't get told in full. Sixteen young people from the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) in Washington, D.C. came together to tell their own stories of immigration and transformation in comics form. The result is this side-by-side bilingual collection of graphic memoirs that not only builds connections across language, but also breaks down barriers and expands hope.
The authors of this collection are members of the Latino Youth Leadership Council of the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC. This group of teen immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean are dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and social justice in their community. The book was produced through a collaboration with Shout Mouse Press, a nonprofit writing program and publishing house for unheard voices. Learn more at shoutmousepress.org
En tiempos de inquietud y acalorados debates sobre la inmigraci n, este libro representa una oportunidad para escuchar directamente a los j venes quienes suelen ocupar los titulares en la prensa, pero cuyas historias no se alcanzan a narrar por completo. Diecis is j venes del Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) en Washington, D.C. se unieron para contar sus propias historias de inmigraci n y de transformaci n en formato de c mic. El resultado es esta colecci n de memorias gr ficas biling e, que no's lo construye conexiones entre los idiomas, sino que tambi n elimina barreras y abre un espacio a la esperanza.