During the summer of 2017, Shout Mouse Press held a month-long workshop with LAYC's Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC), a passionate group of young people dedicated to social justice in their community. The workshop, led by a team of teaching artists with experience devising and illustrating comic books, resulted in a graphic memoir collection, titled Voces sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth.
Voces sin Fronteras is a bilingual collection of 16 self-illustrated graphic memoirs by teen immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean. These thought-provoking and powerfully honest stories address themes of poverty, family, grief, education, and, of course, the pain and promise of immigration. This book is… an opportunity to hear directly from youth who are often in the headlines but whose stories don’t get told in full.
We can't wait for you to read it.
Join us to learn more about this ambitious project, and be the first ones to get your hands on the powerful new book!
Meet the writers and hear about how and why they wrote.
Engage in timely discussion about immigration and who we are as a country.
See the original artwork by the writers.
Books will be on-sale at the event.
If you can't make it that evening, you can always pre-order copies online through Shout Mouse Press, to be shipped after book launch.
For bulk orders and educator/nonprofit discounts, contact [email protected]
Complimentary appetizers will be provided, and the full menu at Busboys and Poets will be available for individual order.
The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs.
Since their founding in the late 1960s, LAYC has grown from a small grassroots recreation center to a nationally recognized agency serving all low-income youth. Each year, LAYC serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites, and public charter schools in the District of Columbia and Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.
About Shout Mouse Press:
Shout Mouse Press is a nonprofit writing program and publishing house for unheard voices. Through writing workshops that lead to professional publication, we empower those from marginalized backgrounds to tell their own stories in their own voices and, as published authors, to act as leaders and agents of change.
In partnership with other nonprofits serving communities in need, we are building a catalog of mission-driven books by unheard voices. Our authors have produced original children's books, memoir and poetry collections, and novels-in-stories that expand empathy, engage the disenfranchised, affirm the vulnerable, and increase understanding of unheard perspectives.