Book Launch: "Belonging in America and Mexico" - Green Card Voices

Book Launch: “Belonging in America and Mexico”

Green Card Voices is excited to launch the very first volume of the new children’s graphic novel series OUR STORIES CARRIED US HERE: Belonging in America and Mexico by Daniel Zúñiga González, and illustrated by sunshine gao. A beautifully illustrated graphic novel explores what it means to belong in Mexico and in America, while doing what it takes to survive and thrive.

Born in the US, Daniel’s family moved back to Mexico when he was 9 years old. The story shares Daniel’s struggles with being accepted in his new environment. According to Kathy Seipp, 4th Grade Teacher Robbinsdale, MN: “This rich, heartfelt narrative, woven together superbly with beautiful illustrations, provides a window into Daniel’s quest for cultural identity and an understanding of the issues surrounding present-day migration.”

OUR STORIES CARRIED US HERE series explores the challenging questions of identity, race, and discrimination, written for an audience in grades 3-5. As our student population becomes increasingly BIPOC (52% of US school population in 2020), teachers and parents are searching for books that are reflective of who their students and children are, and which help them feel more at home in America. Through authentic narratives from immigrant storytellers and engaging full color visuals, developing and fluent readers access and explore a variety of distinctly American experiences. Each book features a single story presented in both English and the native language of the storyteller. Moreover, supporting pages provide background building content, thought provoking discussion questions, and a well curated list of additional resources for extension opportunities.

Meet the artist and storyteller behind the beautiful and poignant children’s bilingual graphic novel flip book!  Participants will include teachers from the Minneapolis Public School and the Green Card Voices team.

Registration is required as space is limited. Masks mandatory.

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May 27 2022


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Moon Palace Bookstore
3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406


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