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“These stories highlight the literal and emotional journeys of immigration, while also offering cultural views of travel, government, and geography. Readers will experience the joys, heartbreaks, struggles, and triumphs of the families depicted.”
—School Library Journal
“Alsaid edits an extraordinary anthology featuring exquisite writing and offering a genuinely diverse collection on the richly layered topic of immigration. International in scope, the cross-section of voices is refreshingly diverse while also unified by emotional vulnerability…. [D]eeply relevant to our contemporary world. A must-have antidote to xenophobia and a much-needed, compassionate mirror for many.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“There is humor, tenderness, despair, outrage, and tenacity… This is a poignant and powerful collection of universal themes embedded with cultural specificity.”
Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) is an Argentine-American author. She’s the mother of 5 kids and 2 adorable dogs. Yamile’s an inaugural Walter Dean Meyers Grant recipient, a graduate of Voices of our Nation (VONA) and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Writing for Children program.