The Center for Fiction and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Present Storytelling and Music with Areli Morales Romero
Saturday, 12:00 pm EST October 15, 2022
The Center for Fiction Auditorium
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and The Center for Fiction are partnering to create and present a free and fun new show featuring interactive music, storytelling, and a petting zoo of instruments. Areli Morales Romero and the musicians will share from her book, Areli Is a Dreamer. The show will be presented in The Center for Fiction auditorium on Saturday, October 15th at noon. Fun for all ages!
Areli Morales Romero
Areli Morales Romero
Areli Morales Romero was born in Puebla, Mexico, but was raised in New York City. She is a DACA recipient, and Areli Is a Dreamer is her debut children’s book. A graduate of CUNY-Brooklyn College with a bachelor’s degree in childhood bilingual education, she currently works as a substitute teacher. One day, Areli hopes to have her own classroom, where she can teach children to value the power of storytelling and empower them to share their own stories. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.
Areli Is a Dreamer
By Areli Morales
Published by Random House Children's Books
In the first picture book written by a DACA Dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story.
When Areli was just a baby, her mama and papa moved from Mexico to New York with her brother, Alex, to make a better life for the family–and when she was in kindergarten, they sent for her, too.
Everything in New York was different. Gone were the Saturdays at Abuela’s house, filled with cousins and sunshine. Instead, things were busy and fast and noisy. Areli’s limited English came out wrong, and schoolmates accused her of being illegal. But with time, America became her home. And she saw it as a land of opportunity, where millions of immigrants who came before her paved their own paths. She knew she would, too.
This is a moving story—one that resonates with millions of immigrants who make up the fabric of our country—about one girl living in two worlds, a girl whose DACA application was eventually approved and who is now living her American dream.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy that has provided relief to thousands of undocumented children, referred to as “Dreamers,” who came to the United States as children and call this country home.