As Spanish teachers, we work to introduce our students to the cultures and realities of Spanish-speaking countries, including the United States. Immigration stories are an important part of that experience, and there is no better way to share it with students than Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth.
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.
Voces Sin Fronteras is published by the non-profit Shout Mouse Press. Learn more about the organization and purchase Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth on the Shout Mouse Press website.