Book ‘Somewhere We Are Human’ by Reyna Grande & Sonia Guiñansaca

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""Wide-ranging yet consistently affecting, these pieces offer a crucial and inspired survey of the immigrant experience in America."" – Publishers Weekly. "[These contributions] touch on so many different facets of the immigrant experience that readers will find much to ponder... [and] experience how creative writing enriches our understanding of each other and our lives." – Booklist. Introduction by Pulitzer Prize – winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. A unique collection of 41 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers — including award-winning writers, artists, and activists — that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today. In the overheated debate about immigration, we often lose sight...
Publisher: HarperVia (June 7, 2022)  Pages: 303 pages  ISBN-10: 0063095777  ISBN-13: 978-0063095779  ASIN:‎ B08YYZCKWX

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About the author: Born in Mexico, Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoirs The Distance Between Us and its sequel, A Dream Called Home, as well as the novels Across a Hundred Mountains, Dancing with Butterflies, and A Ballad of Love and Glory. Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and a Latino Spirit Award. The young reader’s version of The Distance Between Us received an International Literacy Association Children’s Book Award. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post’s The Lily, on CNN, and more. She has appeared on Oprah’s Book Club and has taught at the Macondo Writers Workshop, VONA, Bread Loaf, and other conferences for writers.  Sonia Guiñansaca is an internationally acclaimed poet, culture strategist, and activist who was born in Ecuador (Kichwa-Kañari), and at the age of five, migrated to the United States to reunite with their parents in New York. Guiñansaca helped build some of the largest undocumented organizations in the U.S and co-founded some of the first artistic projects, writers retreats, and workshops for and by undocumented writers. They have been awarded residencies and fellowships from Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, BOAAT Writer’s Retreat, and the Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics, among others. They have performed at venues such as the Met and the Public Theater in New York City, and featured on PEN America, PBS, Interview Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Teen Vogue, and other media outlets. Sonia self-published a debut chapbook, Nostalgia and Borders, and contributed to the new edition of the ColonizeThis! Anthology and This is Not a Gun.