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Alejandria Fights Back / La Lucha de Alejandria! tells the story of nine-year old Alejandria, an Afro-Latina girl for whom home isn’t just the apartment she shares with Mami and her abuela, but the whole neighborhood. It’s the place where Ms. Beatrice makes yummy picos; Ms. Alicia sells flowers with her little dog, Duende; Mr. Amir has his corner store. But lately rent prices are going up, and people in el barrio are leaving because they can no longer afford their homes. Then the worst thing happens: Mami receives an eviction notice. Alejandria knows it isn’t fair, and she’s not about to give up and leave. Join Alejandria as she brings her community together to fight and save their neighborhood!

 

LETICIA HERNÁNDEZ-LINARES (Co-Author) is a bilingual, interdisciplinary writer, artist, and racial justice educator. The first-generation US-born daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, she is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press) and coedited The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. She is the recipient of San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grant, San Francisco Library Laureate), Creative Work Fund Grantee, Zellerbach Family Foundation Grantee, KQED Local Hero Award, Latino Heritage Month.

 

THE RISE-HOME STORIES PROJECT (Co-Author) is an innovative collaboration between multimedia storytellers and social justice advocates from several grassroots organizations who work at the nexus of housing, land, and racial justice in the US. Alejandria Fights Back is one of five media projects being created by Rise-Home Stories. For more information visit risehomestories.com 

 

 

ROBERT LIU-TRUJILLO (Illustrator) is an author and illustrator based in the Bay Area. He is the author of several books, including "Furqan’s First Flat Top" .He is co-founder of The Trust Your Struggle Collective, a contributor to The Social Justice Childrens Bk Holiday Fair, The Bull Horn Blog, Rad DadMuphoric Sounds, and the founder of Come Bien Books.

 

 

Publication Date: August 10, 2021

48 pages | 8.5 x 11 inches | US $16.95 9781558617049 (hardback)

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