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Half of My Heart/
La Mitad de Mi Corazón

True stories told by immigrants/
Historias verídicas contadas por inmigrantes
Edited by Jo Salas and Leslie Gauna
with photos by Elissa I. Davidson

$15.00 | 2008 | 100 pages
ISBN 978-0-9642350-7-6

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Half of My Heart/La Mitad de Mi Corazón is a bilingual, photo-illustrated collection of true stories told by immigrants from Mexico and other Latin American countries. The transcribed narratives, ranging from a few lines to several pages, present a vivid and moving picture of the realities of immigration, told in the immigrants’ own words.

Half of My Heart/La Mitad de Mi Corazón is used in ESL, Spanish language teaching, Social Studies, and community education.

A free teacher's guide is included with orders of five copies or more.

10% of all books printed will be donated to immigrant families.


“As an immigrant, La Mitad de Mi Corazón touched my emotions, because I found myself in the stories of others. We have something in common, we try to construct a better life.”
—Virgina Ardaix

“For me as a dual language elementary teacher, Half of My Heart has been a great resource in planning a unit on immigration as well as simply allowing me to become more sensitive to the experiences of my students and their families. It has served as a window into the many ways in which the immigration experience affects families and individuals.”
—Sam Coleman, Dual Language School for International Students, Brooklyn, NY

Half of My Heart is an inspiring and valuable book for educators, students and lay people alike. It provides readers accounts of the experiences of recent immigrants that open minds and hearts to the struggles, perseverance and resilience of these newcomers. This book can only deepen readers’ understanding of, and respect for, the multicultural legacy of America.”
—Professor Nancy Schniedewind, Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program, State University of New York, New Paltz



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