—Posted by Carla and Nat
Why write a children’s book about immigration?
It maybe very well be for the simple reason that we are both immigrants. But we believe it goes beyond that. Because coming to New York is so much more than leaving your country behind to become part of another one. So much more than learning a new language and trying to fit in. It’s about listening for the first time to dozens of languages you didn’t even know existed. It’s about tasting food you had only seen in movies or listening to music so varied and magical you want to dance on the street. It’s discovering that difference is not intimidating but inspiring. In short, it’s about enriching your life in ways you never thought possible. It’s a gift we have been blessed to receive. A modest gift perhaps, but one we would love to share with new generation of humans.