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Travesía, a migrant girl's cross-border journey = el viaje de una joven migrante, as told to Michelle Gerster ; illustrated by Fiona Dunnett - HTML

"A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will America be the country of dreams like they imagined? Or will adjusting to their new life in California be another type of struggle for Gricelda and her family? With captivating illustrations inspired by the graffiti and stencil art prevalent during the 2006 political uprising in Oaxaca, as well as local textiles and embroidery, Travesía is Gricelda's first-person account, derived from interviews with author Michelle Gerster and told in both English and Spanish. Timely and relevant, Travesía is a vibrant and powerful testament to the desperation and resilience of millions of migrating people who endure the pain of leaving their old lives behind to embark on the perilous journey across borders in search of a new life. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Centro Legal de la Raza, a legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of low-income, immigrant, Black, and Latinx communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy."--, Provided by publisher
Literary Form
non fiction
Story based on the experiences of Gricelda. Story initially told to Michelle Gerster in Spanish language. Story written in English language by Michelle Gerster and translated into Spanish
Physical Description
1 online resource
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