by Barbara Cervone and Abe Louise Young
Welcome to You Don’t Know Me Until Now! We hope this collection of writing and photography by a diverse group of Latino/a middle-school students will inspire and astonish you.
Do You See Me?
I am not a wetback but if I was,
. . . I am from a hardworking family that I see only sometimes, though I know that they’d rather be with me.
I am from Mexico, its people and their delicious food.
…I am from the little light that goes through the dark room, that will one day be bright—so bright nobody can make the room dark anymore.
- Gaspar Zaragoza, Jr., Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Click on a link below to see short videos by students that combine photos of their neighborhood and audio.
Complete student writing by school (click on image to download PDF)
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“There’s a radical—and wonderful—new idea here… that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people’s ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world.”
– Deborah Meier, educator