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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Voces Sin Fronteras

I read Voces Sin Fronteras and it makes me think how we here in America take for granted the little things in life like going to school and being able to be a child and not have to worry about working to help the family and how we are safer here than anywhere in the world and then we have our president here sending troops to the Mexico border to stop people that are not trying to come in illegally but walk into the border crossing and asking for asylum the legal way.

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Voces Sin Fronteras

Voces sin Fronteras” talks about the real experiences that people faced in their lives and the hardships they overcame, but at the same time it puts their stories into fun and readable style. These factors lead to my score of the book a perfect 5 out of 5. This book illustrates the levels of adversity people had to overcome. This country is built on people who fight through struggles to be successful and all around happy.

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Voces Sin Fronteras

Issues about immigration and its impact on families have been prominent in the current US political scene, with a gross amount of injustice and racism cast toward many people seeking asylum. This book is an excellent entry into this political conversation, with sixteen true accounts from the lives of young people who have come over from Latin American countries to live and find a better life in the United States.

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Voces Sin Fronteras

The other day I arrived home to find waiting in the mailbox a weighty, Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories Our Truth. It proved not only weighty to the hand, but once I began peeling its pages back, weighty to the soul.  The 16 bilingual (side-by-side English then Spanish) comic book autobiographical vignettes that fill out Voces prove just how powerful word-drawn narratives can be, not just for us readers but for those telling their stories.

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