Imagine is an inspiring autobiography of the life of Juan Felipe Herrera, a U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015-2017. Imagine shares the story of an immigrant child in a poetic form as he navigates life in the United States. Ultimately, Juan Felipe Herrera was named Poet Laureate of the United States at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
This book is based on the author’s personal experience of leaving home with his father in the 80’s and making the heartbreaking journey to the U.S. from Mexico. La Frontera is told through a child’s eyes, in both Spanish and English.
This is a fictionalized version of the true story 12-year-old Nisha and her family during the independence of India in 1947. Nisha’s mother was Muslin and her was father Hindu, which left the family torn between two worlds, India and Pakistan. A powerful read for students who are eight or older.