Raise Your Voice: Until Someone Listens
Register your classroom or school library for a postcard writing campaign! Participating classrooms and school libraries will receive a class set of postcards that can be personalized to encourage local government officials or community leaders to take action and Keep Families Together. While supplies last.
About Raise Your Voice: Until Someone Listens
The Raise Your Voice: Until Someone Listens campaign was created to encourage young readers to become proactive citizens who advocate for fair immigration laws. Until Someone Listens: A Story About Borders, Family, and One Girl’s Mission by Estela Juarez with Lissette Norman; illustrated by Teresa Martínez is the true story of Estela and her mother, who was deported but was able to return to the United States after Estela’s letter to the president received national attention. Estela learned the power of her voice when people became invested in her story. By providing postcards for young readers to personalize, we hope kids will understand the importance of speaking up about political issues they care about. Advocating for change can happen at any age, and keeping families together is a worthwhile cause.
How to Use Your Postcard:
- Register today: Register your classroom or library to receive more information about the campaign at campaign.
- Get support: Discuss the campaign with your school and ensure you have their support.
- Fill out your postcard: Choose a local government official or community leader who has the power to impact policy change for fair immigration rights. Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will provide a class set (30) of postcards for your young readers. Personalize the postcard by using our example text here.
- Make the announcement: Share the Raise Your Voice: Until Someone Listens campaign with your school community. We want to give every student an opportunity to be inspired by Estela to raise their voices!
- Share your work on Twitter: Share photos of your students filling in their postcards with #UntilSomeoneListens @MacKidsSL the day your young readers participate. We want to see young activists in action!
- Share Until Someone Listens: Consider using Until Someone Listens as a read aloud in your classroom or library to help students realize the power their voice has in creating change.
About the Book
Until Someone Listens: A Story About Borders, Family, and One Girl’s Mission
by Estela Juarez with Lissette Norman; illustrated by Teresa Martínez
On sale September 13, 2022
When Estela Juarez’s mom is deported to Mexico, Estela knows she has to speak up for her family. Told in Estela’s own words, Until Someone Listens is a true story about a young girl finding her voice and using it to make change.
Estela’s family lives together in a happy home full of love. Or, at least, they used to… until their home was torn apart.
My mom had to go back,
to the other side of the river,
because she wasn’t born in this country.
For years her family fought and fought for permission for her to stay in the U.S. But no one listened. When Estela was eight, her mother was deported to Mexico.
Estela knew she had to do something. So she wrote letters: to local newspapers, Congress, the President, and anyone else who could help. She wrote and wrote and wrote until, finally… someone listened.
Hasta que alguien me escuche: Una historia sobre las fronteras, la familia y la misión de una niña
por Estela Juarez con Lissette Norman; traducido por Cecilia Molinari; ilustrado por Teresa Martínez
13 de septiembre de 2022