Reviews

Educators

This bilingual book with a focus on immigrant rights is very relevant and urgent for our times. I believe that it will help our children to become strong, positive and caring world changers…

–Dr. Santiago Wood, Executive Director, National Association of Bilingual Educators

This beautifully written bilingual book gives voice to the experience of so many people… For students and for their parents and teachers, For All/Para Todos is a rich resource for conversation, validation, and inspiration.

–Dr. Deborah Palmer, Professor, Equity, Bilingualism and Biliteracy, University of Colorado, Boulder

Authors

Alejandra gives us a gift of courage and endurance… A magnificent book and model for all ages, schools and communities.

–Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the USA, Emeritus

“Lyrically written for kids of all backgrounds, For All is a riveting story that is more important than ever in these times.”

–Innosanto Nagara, Bestselling Author of A is for Activist, Oh the Places You’ll Go, and others

For All/Para Todos is an indispensable book. And it is, literally, for all: bilingual, full of hope and important lessons… It’s a book that goes out from one heart to another. Yes, it’s a children’s book, but it moves us all.

–Jorge Ramos, Writer/Anchor Univision News

“Alejandra’s educational recipe brilliantly combines the ingredients the next generation of Americans needs to know… If we are ever to live up to our ideals as a nation of immigrants, it’ll be due to more teachers and parents teaching, and children learning, the timeless lessons in For All/Para Todos.”

–Charles Kamasaki, Fellow, Migration Policy Institute & author of Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die

Immigration and labor leaders/policy makers

“As an immigrant myself, the book brought tears of joy thinking of the thousands of young Flors who will see themselves in this book and realize they too can make a difference.”

–Julieta Garibay, Co-founder of United We Dream

Para Todos is a gift to the world…Para Todos will make you smile, cry, and reflect, and it will teach the little ones how migration is a difficult act rooted in love and dreams.”  

–María Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco, Program Director, TheDREAM.US; first undocumented Latina to testify before Congress

This is a beautiful, powerful book… This story is a great tool for educators and will inspire children to share their stories… This book should be in every library, school, and home.

–Julie Su, California Secretary of Labor, currently Biden’s nominee for U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor

“A powerful story…Everyone should read this book before they opine on the fate of Dreamers.” 

–Carlos Gutierrez, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Co-founder of TheDREAM.US

“For All/Para Todos is a beautifully written book for children and adults alike and will be instrumental in helping new generations understand what immigrant children and their families experience.”

–Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

“Joyful, inspiring, uplifting and real…A needed story for every American family who believes the enduring symbol of our country is not the barbed wire fence; it is the Statue of Liberty.”

–Martin O’Malley, 61st Governor of Maryland 

“An important contribution–very few children’s books address health and safety issues faced by workers today, and also how immigrants are fighting for their rights!”

–Jessica Martinez, Co-Executive Director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health

Review sites

5 Star Review on Lit Pick:

For All/Para Todos is a revolutionary story about a young girl’s pursuit for justice. This book is perfect for readers of all ages because it offers lessons that are valuable in any stage of life. The picture book examines the struggles of immigrants and their fight to achieve a better life. The author also includes various scenarios where Flor is tested and challenged, and she chooses to persevere. This gives readers hope in whatever struggles they are going through at the time. Readers can connect to Flor as an immigrant, a daughter, or a student. Each reader can take something away from this book whether it is inspiration or information about immigration. Ultimately, this book offers readers an educational experience through the addition of Spanish-translated text and valuable lessons about justice, strength, and hope.

The Children’s Book Review:

For All/Para Todos is a poignant, bi-lingual tale about an immigrant girl’s hopes  and dreams as she embarks on an adventure to a new land… For All/Para Todos tackles the complex and fraught reality of the situation that immigrants face when they arrive to a new country without legal status. Told in English and translated into Spanish, the rhyming text is age appropriate, although the subject matter is often a difficult topic to address. The story ends with some background information and questions to spark further discussion. Highly  recommended for readers interested in activism and learning more about the immigrant experience.