Meg Medina Writes New Foreword for "Voces Sin Fronteras"


We are so excited that award-winning young adult, middle grade, and picture book author Meg Medina has written a new foreword for Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth! Voces is a graphic memoir collection by LAYC’s Latino Youth Leadership Council, a passionate group of young people dedicated to social justice in their community. We’ll be releasing the new edition soon, so stay tuned!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and in anticipation of the release, we wanted to share an excerpt from the foreword with you:


“Courage is what strikes me most about this collection of artwork and writing. It arrives at a time when our nation’s debate about immigration has become monstrous. These young authors are writing into the face of that beast. They tell us who they are, how they came to be in the US, and, more important, what the face of our immigration crisis really looks like.  They are not professional artists or authors, but what they have achieved in these pages is exactly what every artist aspires to do:  to be fearless in laying bare the unvarnished and uncomfortable truths about our experiences as people.”


“El coraje es lo que más me impresiona de esta colección de arte y escritura. Llega en un momento donde el debate sobre la inmigración en nuestro país se ha vuelto monstruoso. Estos jóvenes autores están escribiendo en la cara de esa bestia. Nos cuentan quiénes son, cómo llegaron a estar en Estados Unidos y, más importante aún, nos dicen cómo luce realmente nuestra crisis de inmigración. No son artistas o escritores profesionales, pero lo que han logrado en estas páginas es exactamente lo que todo artista aspira a alcanzar: ser valientes al desvelar las verdades desnudas e incómodas sobre nuestras experiencias como personas.”

We agree wholeheartedly with Meg and are grateful for her support of these courageous young people. We can’t wait to share the complete foreword with you and to celebrate the release with the authors.