By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN Updated 1836 GMT (0236 HKT) December 21, 2019 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Yuyi Morales heard hateful rhetoric about immigrants and knew she needed to fight back. So she started drawing. The author and illustrator already had made her mark on children’s literature in more than a dozen books. With the 2016 election fresh in her mind, Morales felt it was time to tackle a more personal topic. “I felt like I had no choice, actually. … I felt that if someone was going to define who immigrants were,” she says, “it was going to have to be us.” Morales’ 2018 children’s book, “Dreamers,” tells the story of a journey she made decades ago, and how she found her way after coming to the United States from Mexico with a young son in tow. Read More Yuyi Morales The award-winning immigration tale has already become a mainstay on the shelves of many bookstores and libraries. And it’s far from the only one. Inspired by the political moment and their own experiences, a growing number of authors are writing children’s books about immigration. “It’s a… Read full this story
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