Neglected by Two Countries: Young Voices of the American Dream

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WPR Publishing, Nov 15, 2013 - Children of illegal aliens - 102 pages

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This book made me think, care and cry! I loved it! These stories will make each reader reflect about an issue that is affecting innocent children. The book shares the consequences of our government not implementing immigration laws and not protecting our borders in previous years.

About the author (2013)

Marie Elena was born in Torrance, California, from Mexican-American parents. She had a wonderful childhood growing up in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. She graduated from Houston Baptist University in 1996 with a B.A. in Bilingual Education and Interdisciplinary Studies (with a minor in Art). She is a person who is constantly learning from books, people, and especially from her students. Children inspire her to learn, think and be creative. Her hobby is writing children books and poems. She loves painting with acrylics, writing on her art and using recycled materials to add a third dimension to her art work! Marie Elena is a Published Author of two books: My Annoying Little Brother and My First Classroom. Summer of 2005, Cortes created Kids Write to Know- the power of thinking, a writing club that helps students improve their communication skills by learning about a variety of topics. She incorporates environmental awareness, financial literacy, health, nutrition, culture, history, art, law, math and music into her lessons. Her special guests make each workshop unforgettable! Her mission is to inspire students to be responsible, knowledgeable and productive citizens. Ms. CortÚs enjoys going to schools to present her interactive writing workshops and parent seminars at schools, libraries, churches, festivals, and conferences (in state and out of state). Her latest venture, Writing for Hollywood brings inspiration through the magic of Hollywood for students and teachers to love writing even more. For more information, please visit http://www. kidswritetoknow.com/.

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