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New Book For Children Profiles Children Coming To Southern Border

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We hear plenty from the politicians about the proper management of the U.S. border with Mexico.

Children usually end up right in the middle of the debates, especially lately, when so many have arrived at the border without adults. Why do they come?

A new book is uniquely equipped to answer that question; Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States includes stories from 61 young people trying to get into the United States. The book is written in both English and Spanish, flip it over to read in the other language.

Proceeds from sales of the book go to Project Amplify, set up to protect migrant children. Warren Binford, co-founder of the project and compiler of the book, visits along with Michael Garcia Bochenek of Human Rights Watch.

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