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Hasta que alguien me escuche / Until Someone Listens (Spanish ed.): Una historia sobre las fronteras, la familia y la misión de una niña (Hardcover)

Hasta que alguien me escuche / Until Someone Listens (Spanish ed.): Una historia sobre las fronteras, la familia y la misión de una niña Cover Image
By Estela Juarez, Lissette Norman, Cecilia Molinari (Translated by), Teresa Martínez (Illustrator)
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Hasta que alguien me escuche is the Spanish edition of Until Someone Listens.

La familia de Estela vive junta en un hogar feliz y lleno de amor. O, al menos, así lo hacían... hasta que su hogar fue destrozado.

Mi madre tuvo que
volver al otro lado del río,
porque no había nacido
en este país.

Durante años, su familia pidió permiso para que su madre se quedara en los Estados Unidos. Pero nadie los escuchó. Cuando Estela tenía ocho años, su madre fue deportada a México.

Estela sabía que tenía que hacer algo. Así que escribió cartas a los periódicos locales, al Congreso, al presidente, a cualquiera que pudiera ayudar. Escribió y escribió y escribió hasta que, por fin, alguien la escuchó.

En esta desgarradora historia autobiográfica, las cartas de Estela Juarez la llevan de las noticias locales al scenario nacional, donde descubre el poder de sus palabras y se compromete a seguir usando su voz hasta que su familia— y otras como la suya— vuelva a estar junta.

About the Author

When Estela Juarez was 8 years old, her mother, Alejandra, was deported to Mexico. It was then that Estela transformed her love of writing in her diary into writing letters to her local newspaper, to Congress, and to the president. The momentum built, and her Congressman decided to step in to help. Estela's story was featured at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, inspiring the whole country. In 2021, her mother received temporary permission to return to her family. Nowadays, Estela still loves writing in her diary. She also enjoys making her family laugh, reading books from the library, going for long walks with her mom and dad, Cuauhtemoc, near their home in Florida, and hanging out with her big sister Pamela. Estela hopes to one day become an immigration lawyer and a Congresswoman to advocate for the unification of separated families.

LISSETTE NORMAN lives in New York City. My Feet Are Laughing is her first book.

Teresa Martinez grew up in a small town north of Mexico, playing in the river, walking with the cows, and feeding the neighbor’s pigs. When her family decided to move to a bigger city, she became very shy, but drawing helped her connect with other children. Later, Teresa studied Graphic Design and learned traditional painting techniques in Italy. Today, she lives in Puerto Vallarta, happily drawing for kids as she did during her school days. Her books include The Little Girl with the Big Voice and The Halloween Tree.

Praise For…

"Based on true events, this impactful picture book provides an inside look at one young girl’s courage to help her mother and inspire other immigrants like her. An excellent addition to Spanish picture book collections for children." —School Library Journal, starred review

"[D]irect and unafraid to hold back, while still remaining gentle to young readers." —Booklist

New York Public Library Best Book of 2022

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250859792
ISBN-10: 1250859794
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: Spanish