Hear My Voice is a collection of interviews, “a story for children by children”, held at immigration detention centers at the southern border. It is powerful. It is poignant. It is gut wrenching. It succinctly tells their story, in their own words, about the violence in their home country, the difficult journey to the US, and the harm and neglect they experience in the detention facilities.
To add to the story each page is beautifully illustrated by a different Mexican illustrator. All proceeds from the book are donated to Project Amplify, an organization that provides legal services for children held at migrant facilities. There is more information about how you can start discussions about immigration facilities with your children and how your family can help in the back matter. Finally, to top it off the book is written in English on one side and in Spanish on the other.
You need this book. And, more importantly, you need to know these stories.
Compiled by: Warren Binford
I was kindly given this book for my honest review but all opinions are my own.