About the Author
Alejandra Domenzain grew up in Mexico and the United States. Her parents immigrated from Mexico in very different circumstances than Flor. They studied medicine in Mexico and were able to get a work visa to complete their training in Florida. Alejandra was born in the U.S., but then grew up in Mexico until she was 6, when her family moved back to the U.S. for good. Like Flor, Alejandra had to learn English and adapt to a new home. Growing up, Alejandra and her sister Gabriela spent most summers and winter breaks with their family in Mexico, and are still very close to their many relatives.
Alejandra was always passionate about advocating for social justice, and has worked in the field of immigrant labor rights for over 20 years. This has included doing outreach and education, organizing, policy work, and research with organizations ranging from national civil rights organizations to worker centers. Most of her work has focused on expanding labor rights for immigrant workers and giving them the tools they need to improve their working conditions. This story grew out of the love she feels for the brave immigrants who bring their hard work, ingenuity, faith, strength, and dreams to this country. It also honors the vibrant immigrant-led movements that have come before, and the current ones forging a path towards “justice for all.”
In addition, Alejandra has a California CLEAR teaching credential and taught elementary school for five years, specializing in language arts. She loves reading and writing, and believes books can open minds, fuel movements, and change the world. That is why Alejandra is using her green pen to write books that invite kids to question, dream, and stand up for justice.
Alejandra lives in California with her Brazilian husband and two school-aged children. For All/ Para Todos is her first children’s book, but she hopes to publish many more!
About the Illustrator
Katherine Loh is an artist, illustrator, and muralist who believes that art can be not only visually arresting, but also a powerful tool for social dialogue and political change. Guided by the belief that each of us counts and that we deserve to be treated fairly and with dignity, Katherine uses her art to document and celebrate the stories of people and communities.
Katherine was born in Texas and grew up in a small town with friendly neighbors and wide, open skies. Her parents had moved from Taiwan in search of better opportunities for themselves and their family. But even though the place where she grew up was regularly filled with the sounds of other languages besides English, Katherine could not help but notice that she and others were often treated differently, more poorly, for the way they looked. This planted the seed for her lifelong passion for justice and equality for all. It was while living in San Francisco, California in 2013 that Katherine discovered community-based art, an art form that combines direct social engagement with public art. Little by little, the idea of pursuing social justice through art took root, and she has since worked with a number of community arts organizations, including Precita Eyes Muralists and the Richmond Arts Center. This is her first illustration project, and hopefully not her last!
Currently based in Switzerland, Katherine is working to introduce art as a tool for social impact and community empowerment there. Having worked and lived across the United States and many parts of the world, her love for diversity and multiculturalism informs her work every day.