I Am The Night Sky

“Get it soon. For teens or other readers of YA, this is a quick read that will speak to many. It would be difficult to ignore or forget these voices. This book is a wonderful opportunity to see many different ways American Muslim teens are living out their faith. It would also be an excellent mentor text in writing classrooms or writing groups.”

-Rich in Color Reviews

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I Am The Night Sky

“This volume focuses instead on the creative minds of Muslim American youths themselves, opening a window into the complexity of their lived realities as teens in today’s America. The varied text layouts, font styles, and exceptional art enhance the reading experience. The book features a foreword by Muslim American children’s author Hena Khan. The contributors are diverse in ethnicity, race, and sect.

Captivating and uplifting.”

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The Day Tajon Got Shot

Really well done. Written by a group of teen age girls, it looks at the problem of officer involved shootings from all perspectives including both the victim's family and the officer's family. The fact that a group of young women could adopt the various different perspectives and look at a complicated issue from different viewpoints is really remarkable. Good reading for middle school to high school.

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Voces Sin Fronteras

The compelling stories shared by these students, all members of the Latino Youth Leadership Council and active in the fight for social justice, signal their desire to serve as beacons or lifelines for other young immigrants. Their testimonies, as Newbery Medal winner Meg Medina (Merci Suárez Changes Gears, 2018, etc.) points out in her foreword, are ultimately about courage.

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Voces Sin Fronteras

Sixteen Latinx teens who emigrated from Mexico and Central America tell their stories in this bilingual volume, the result of a collaboration between nonprofit press Shout Mouse and the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC. While the artwork is at times unpolished, the comics will reverberate with readers. Following each piece is a reflection by its contributor. This powerful compendium amplifies teens' understanding of the young immigrant experience—facing fears, overcoming sadness and the temptation to give up, learning a new language, and being left by parents who migrated first, then forgiving and reuniting with them decades later.

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Voces Sin Fronteras

Immigration is not an easy topic to tackle with students. Regardless of your background, it is difficult to represent the experiences of others. It is especially hard to give students an understanding of the complex issues involved in immigration.

The best answer is for individuals to tell their own stories, and for teachers to add additional context. In Voces Sin Fronteras, sixteen young people share their stories of immigration in comics. In my opinion, this side-by-side bilingual collection of graphic memoirs belongs in every Spanish and English class in the country.

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