Unaccompanied: Stories of Brave Teenagers Seeking Asylum
Five teens from four countries risk their lives and face dangerous challenges to escape to the United States and find safety when life at home becomes too unbearable.
Unaccompanied is the result of years of research including interviews about lived experience and expert knowledge.
BORDER X, A Crises in Graphic Detail
The BORDERx Anthology Project has attracted comic book artists from around the world to examine the issue of migrant detention and immigration policy. We are artists and writers united who are willing to stand in the face of oppression and to denounce it in words and pictures. We use comix as our medium and we have partnered with several organizations and individuals to put the current policies on record. By diving deep into the details, we seek to bring context and depth beyond the headlines. The anthology collects funds for the South Texas Human Rights Center who provide water stations, search and rescue as well as forensic recovery for migrants who take the treacherous journey to cross the border in search of a better life. We have also partnered with Project Amplify and Asylum Seekers Advocacy Program (ASAP) to bring sworn testimonies from migrants to the page. This full color comic anthology features talented artists both established and undiscovered.
The Safe Passage Project
This free comic book was made in collaboration with the The Safe Passage Project, a non profit that provide(s) free lawyers to immigrant and refugee children who are being deported. All stories are true and are written as told to me by the lawyers and social workers there. It was created to provide some basic explanations for unaccompanied refugee minors and their caregivers around the immigration system and the application process.
It is available in English and Spanish as a PDF on The Safe Passage Project website..
The comic was made to be left in court houses, shared with sister organizations and shared with clients.
It is also available on The Safe Passage Project website as a PDF.
How I Made It to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story
How do you know if you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown? For seventeen-year-old Stacy Black, it all begins with the smashing of a window. After putting her fist through the glass, she checks into a mental hospital. Stacy hates it there but despite herself slowly realizes she has to face the reasons for her depression to stop from self-destructing. Based on the author’s experiences, How I Made it to Eighteen is a frank portrait of what it’s like to struggle with self-esteem, body image issues, drug addiction, and anxiety.
How I Made It to Eighteen is a 2011 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.
Draw the Line
A To Do list for changing the world. Artists share their passion and commitment to make things better in this fun and engaging collection. From simple ideas like signing a petition or going on a march, to more imaginative ones like becoming a ‘raging granny’ (old ladies who use their innocuous looks to gain entry into places like board meetings or arms fairs, and then create havoc). Many things can be done immediately, with little or no money at all. Others require a bit more planning. But all of them are steps that anyone can take if they want to enact change.How I Made It to Eighteen is a 2011 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.