“This is a beautiful, powerful book… This story is a great tool for educators and will inspire children to share their stories… This book should be in every library, school, and home.” – Julie Su, California Secretary of Labor, President Biden’s nominee for U.S.Deputy Secretary of Labor
“As an immigrant myself, the book brought tears of joy thinking of the thousands of young Flors who will see themselves in this book and realize they too can make a difference.” – Julieta Garibay, Co-founder of United We Dream
“Alejandra gives us a gift of courage and endurance… A magnificent book and model for all ages, schools and communities.” – Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the USA, Emeritus
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Overview of Para Todos For All
PFlor and her father leave their beloved country for the promise of a land called For All. Dad works long hours for little pay, while Flor struggles to find her place in school. In time, Flor realizes that not having the proper immigration papers means her father must work in unfair & unsafe conditions, and that doors of opportunity will be closed to her.
Flor picks up her green pen and writes from the heart about immigrants excluded from "justice for all." She inspires others to take action in the hope their new country will live up to its ideals. A timely, bilingual story written in musical rhyme, beautifully illustrated, calling children to compassion and courage.
About the Author (via Children’s Book Review)
Alejandra Domenzain is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She was born in the United States, and her family moved back to Mexico and then returned to stay when she was six years old.
Alejandra was always passionate about advocating for social justice, and has worked in the field of immigrant labor rights for over 20 years. This has included doing outreach and education, organizing, policy work, and research with organizations ranging from national civil rights organizations to worker centers. Most of her work has focused on expanding labor rights for immigrant workers and giving them the tools they need to improve their working conditions.
Alejandra lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California with her Brazilian husband and two school-aged children. For All/ Para Todos is her first children’s book, but she hopes to publish many more! For more information, visit forall-paratodos.net.
About the Illustrator
Katherine Loh is an artist, illustrator, and muralist who believes that art can be not only visually arresting, but also a powerful tool for social dialogue and political change. Guided by the belief that each of us counts and that we deserve to be treated fairly and with dignity, Katherine uses her art to document and celebrate the stories of people and communities.
Currently based in Switzerland, Katherine is working to introduce art as a tool for social impact and community empowerment there. Having worked and lived across the United States and many parts of the world, her love for diversity and multiculturalism informs her work every day.
Published by Hard Ball Press
Tim Sheard is the Executive Editor of Hard Ball Press
Veteran nurse Timothy Sheard is a writer, publisher, mentor to writers and union organizer with the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. After writing 7 mystery novels featuring hospital custodian-shop steward Lenny Moss, he launched Hard Ball Press to help working class people write and publish their stories.
Timothy believes that when workers write and tell their stories, they build rank and file solidarity and union power, as well strengthening the fight for social justice solidarity. Their stories help to combat the anti-labor and anti-working class assaults by the One Percent. Hard Ball Press is the premier publisher of working class life.
You can watch EML’s interview with Tim Sheard here: https://www.empathymedialab.com/post/pandemic-nurse-s-diary-a-tribute-to-healthcare-workers-fighting-covid-19
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