"It's Almost as if I Wrote This": Transnational Migrant Farmworkers Read "Their" Lives
Journal of Children's Literature
Because of their accessible stories and engaging illustrations, children's picture storybooks (CPSBs) that depict transnational migrancy accurately and appealingly can serve as enlightening windows for educators of migrants, motivating mirrors for migrant children, and inviting sliding glass doors that open connections between nonmigrant and migrant students (Bishop, 1990). Most of her students traveled across the border to Mexico at least once each month. Since moving to the South, she has planned and implemented multiple remediation and enrichment programs for Mexican-heritage and African American students. Since 1991, he has worked as an advocate for the Southeast's fast-growing Mexican heritage, especially migrant population. Despite our decades of relevant experience, neither of us has lived as part of the migrant community. [...]we approached this study seeking to humbly hear and amplify migrant voices, especially when they extend or critique existing scholarship, including our own.
Stevenson, Alma D., Scott Beck.
""It's Almost as if I Wrote This": Transnational Migrant Farmworkers Read "Their" Lives."
Journal of Children's Literature, 47 (2): 8-21: Children's Literature Assembly.
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