Meet the Authors
Holding the Earth Together: Youth Voices Speak for Our World; Our Table of Memories: Food & Poetry of Spirit, Homeland & Tradition - "Our Table of Memories" and "Holding the Earth Together" are anthologies of poetry and artwork by immigrant and refugee high school students in Seattle's Tukwila School District as part of the Stories of Arrival Refugee & Immigrant Youth Poetry Project.
Co-founded by Merna Hecht, a nationally known storyteller, social justice educator, poet and essayist, the Stories of Arrival Project encourages English Language Learner students to reach for a deeper relationship with English by putting their wrenching experiences of migration into words.
Hecht is the editor for "Our Table of Memories" and "Holding the Earth Together".
ALA Unit/Subunit: UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
Book Genre: Food, Poetry, Education, Immigration, ESL
Book Age Group: 14+