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Meet Yuyi Morales | Author's Event


Yuyi Morales @LaGaleria Oct 12 2018

Your ticket includes one free copy of DREAMers (released September 4, 2018), a personal story by the author about immigrant families separated from their home country. You can purchase additional copies for $18.99.

We will also have copies of ¡Viva Frida! for $17.99 (hard copy). Purchase a copy online and we will hold it for you at the fundraiser so you can have Yuyi autograph it.

Limited tickets available, so reserve now! Proceeds to benefit the Tam Tran Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance and a pathway to college for immigrant young people in Rhode Island.

BACKGROUND:

In 1994, 25-year-old Yuyi Morales traveled from her home in Xalapa, México, to the San Francisco Bay Area with her two-month-old son, Kelly, in order to secure permanent residency in this country. Her passage was not easy, and she spoke no English whatsoever. Slowly but surely, she learned English as her young son learned to read, through the picture books they read together in the public library.

In spare, lyrical verse and the vibrant images for which she has become legendary, Yuyi has created DREAMERS, a picture book memoir and testament to the journeys, both physical and metaphorical, that she and Kelly have taken together.

Beautiful and powerful at any time but given particular urgency as the status of migrant families and our own Dreamers remain uncertain, this topical yet timeless story celebrates the gifts that all immigrants bring with them crossing the border into a new country.




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