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A Journey Toward Hope by [Victor Hinojosa, Coert Voorhees, Susan Guevara]

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Praise for A Journey Toward Hope:
"The paths of four migrant children from different Central American countries cross as they enter Mexico, and together they continue their journey to the United States. Though their reasons for undertaking the perilous journey are different, their hopes are not: They all hope for asylum in the U.S. . . . Along the way they encounter danger, hunger, kindness from strangers, and, most importantly, the strength of friendship with one another. . . . Artist Guevara has added Central American folk art–influenced details to her illustrations that provide depth to the artwork. . . . The backmatter explains the reasons for the book, helping to place it within the larger context of ongoing projects at Baylor University related to the migration crisis in Central America. An emotional entry point to a larger, necessary discussion on this complex and difficult subject." — Kirkus Reviews

Honors and Praise for Susan Guevara, for Chato’s Kitchen:
- Winner of the Pura Belpre Award for Illustration
- An American Library Association Notable Book
- A Parents' Choice Award Winner

"Guevara's cats are delicious send-ups of barrio characters, and Soto's words glisten with wit. Salud to this magical pairing of talents." — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A really cool book. . . . Guevara's striking illustrations enrich the text with delightful, witty details." — School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Fresh and satisfying. . . Distinctly seasoned with the sights and sounds of East Los Angeles; the sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases adds the perfect flavor." — The Horn Book

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Victor Hinojosa is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program at Baylor University where his primary research is in Latin American Politics and U.S.-Latin American relations. His articles have appeared in scholarly books and journals including Terrorism and Political Violence, Political Science Quarterly, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and more. Dr. Hinojosa currently directs the Baylor Migration Project, a social innovation laboratory at Baylor University that is bringing together an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students to address the challenges of child migration from Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador). In collaboration with the Texas Hunger Initiative, Mennonite Central Committee, and others Dr. Hinojosa and his students are working to design interventions into this challenging humanitarian crisis.
Dr. Hinojosa lives in Waco, Texas.

Coert Voorhees is the author of the novels On the Free, In Too Deep (Junior Library Guild Selection), Lucky Fools (Junior Library Guild Selection), and The Brothers Torres (ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults), as well as the Storm Wranglers children’s book series. He has been a Fulbright scholar in Chile and Visiting Writer in Residence at Rice University, and he now lives with his family in Houston, Texas.

Susan Guevara is a visual storyteller. She tells her tales with illustrations, paintings, drawings, and sculptures. For 27 years, her work as a children’s picture book illustrator has been recognized for its contribution to literature set in Latino culture. Her work has been included in The New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year, won two Pura Belpré Illustrator Awards and the inaugural Tomás Rivera Award, and most recently, a Pura Belpré Honor Award for her book Little Roja Riding Hood (written by Susan Middleton Elya). Her book Chato’s Kitchen (written by Gary Soto) was recognized as one of the Best 100 Books of the Last 100 Years by the New York Public Library. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • File Size: 12000 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Six Foot Press (August 4, 2020)
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2020
  • Sold by: Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B08BCPDX57
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