Unaccompanied: Stories of Brave Teenagers Seeking Asylum
This book tells the true stories of five brave teens fleeing their home countries of guatemala, el salvador, honduras, and guinea, on their own, traveling through unknown and unfriendly places, and ultimately crossing into the us to find refuge and seek asylum. based on extensive interviews with teen refugees, lawyers, caseworkers, and activists, tracy white shines a light on five individual kids from among the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who enter the us each year. in stark black and white illustrations, she helps us understand why some young people would literally risk their lives to seek safety in the us. each one of them has been backed into a corner where emigration to the us seems like their only hope.
A Little About Me
Hi I’m Tracy, thanks for stopping by!
I’m a cartoonist, teacher, cat wrangler and daily dark chocolate eater who also enjoys reading early in the morning.
I make non fiction graphic novels and webcomics mostly for teens. My comics are about the experiences and emotions that connect us all but often aren’t talked about honestly.
I feel really lucky to be a teacher and an author — it means I get to think about comics a lot and meet and talk with students who are interested in making comics. It’s why I LOVE to visit schools. libraries and do other events around how to work with words and images.
I believe in the power of stories to change the world.