April 12, 20217:00 AM ET
In March, the number of migrants encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border hit a 15-year high, according to NPR’s reporting. That included nearly 19,000 children and teenagers traveling without a parent — double the levels from February and the most ever in a single month.
Binford hopes that families “actually have enough energy at the end of reading the book that they’re like, ‘What can we do?’ And, you know, ‘We’ll write to political leaders, maybe volunteer to be a sponsor or maybe volunteer to be a foster family.’ “
She says the purpose is to center the narrative back on the people most directly affected — the children.
Our New Book is A True Labor of Love!
The team at Project Amplify is thrilled to announce that on April 13, 2021, we released our new book, Hear My Voice / Escucha Mi Voz, compiled by Warren Binford, with a foreward by Michael Garcia Bochenek of Human Rights Watch. This illustrated book is a beautifully crafted mosaic of stories from children detained at the border in the full authenticity of their own words, along with the powerful artwork of 17 Latinx artists. This book offers an opportunity to better understand human migration and children’s rights by compassionately introducing this difficult topic while providing an urgent call to action and simple steps to help. 100% of the royalties go to Project Amplify, which is largely volunteer run. We remain committed to amplifying the voices of children arriving in the U.S. until they are cared for in a manner befitting their dignity and human rights. To order your copy and learn more, please click here. Thank you.