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Areli Morales

Areli Es Una Dreamer (Areli Is a Dreamer Spanish Edition): Una Historia Real Por Areli Morales, Beneficiaria de Daca


En esta edici n en espa ol del primer lbum ilustrado escrito por una beneficiaria de DACA -una dreamer- Areli Morales narra su poderosa historia como inmigrante.

En la casa de la abuela -en las monta as de M xico- los s bados estaban llenos de familiares y de mucho sol. Areli era buena jugando al escondite y a n mejor persiguiendo gallinas. Cuando Areli era s lo una beb , su mam y su pap se mudaron a Nueva York con su hermano -Alex- en busca de una mejor vida para su familia. Cuando Areli entr a preescolar, enviaron a alguien por ella tambi n.

Todo en Nueva York era diferente: grande, r pido y ruidoso. Areli casi no hablaba ingl s y sus compa eros la acusaban de ser ilegal. Pero con el paso del tiempo y lentamente, Areli se convirti en una neoyorquina . . . a n sin ser ciudadana estadounidense. -Aqu podr a hacer lo que quisiera -Areli le dijo un d a al cielo citadino-. Alg n d a lo lograr .

sta es una conmovedora historia -que evoca la de millones de inmigrantes que son parte ntegra de nuestro pa s- acerca de una ni a que vive en dos mundos, una ni a cuya solicitud de DACA fue eventualmente aprobada y que ahora vive el sue o americano.

In the first picture book written by a DACA dreamer Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story in this Spanish translation companion book.

When Areli was just a baby, her mama and papa moved from Mexico to New York with her brother, Alex, to make a better life for the family--and when she was in kindergarten, they sent for her, too.

Everything in New York was different. Gone were the Saturdays at Abuela's house, filled with cousins and sunshine. Instead, things were busy and fast and noisy. Areli's limited English came out wrong, and schoolmates accused her of being illegal. But time passed, and Areli slowly became a New Yorker--although not an American citizen. I could do anything here, Areli says one day to the city sky. Someday, I will.

This is a moving story--one that resonates with millions of immigrants who make up the fabric of our country--about one girl living in two worlds, a girl whose DACA application was eventually approved and who is now living her American dream.


About the Author
Areli graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in childhood education with a bilingual extension in Spanish and English. She is currently a teacher in NYC. Areli's life changed completely when her application for The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was approved. It was then, without the threat of deportation that she was finally able to come out of the shadows. Areli is a Dreamer is her debut picture book.

Luisa Uribe is an illustrator and designer. She graduated as a Graphic Designer from the National University of Colombia and has an MA in Art and Design from Loughborough University. In 2018 she was awarded the SOI Dilys Evans Founder's Award for The Vast Wonder of the World (Lerner Books). Other recent publications include Operation Rescue Dog (little bee books), The Queen and the First Christmas Tree (Albert Whitman).