The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States/Los testimonios de los jóvenes detenidos en la frontera sureña de los Estados Unidos.
Compiled by international children’s rights expert, Warren Binford, with a foreword by Michael Garcia Bochenek of Human Rights Watch; Illustrated by 17 Latinx illustrators.
Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 7:00 PM EST via Zoom
Join the Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education on Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00PM EST via Zoom to listen to Warren Binford discuss her findings at the border and how it led to the creation of Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz through Project Amplify. Illustrator Raúl Gonzalez III will join the presentation and speak about the book’s illustrations.
About the Book
Shocked by the conditions in which young detainees in 2019 were living in U.S. detention camps, a child rights expert, Warren Binford, and a member of Human Rights Watch, Michael Garcia Bochenek, shared what they had seen with an Associated Press reporter. Denounced as “fake news” by the then presidential administration, Warren and Michael took to social media and called for artists, reporters and faith leaders to help the children tell their stories. One of the results is the picture book Hear My Voice/Escucha mi Voz featuring sworn testimonies given by children while held in border facilities. Seventeen illustrators created powerful artwork to help bring the children’s accounts to life.
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