Six Myths about Immigration in the U.S. Today

From “they take our jobs,” to “they should do it like our grandparents,” the immigration debate today  is full of misinformation and divisiveness.  Maria, a formerly undocumented immigrant who became a citizen thanks to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, brings a voice of compassion and common-sense solutions to immigration conversations in your school.

The Place Where the Light Enters You

The Rumi quote, “The wound is where the light enters you,” is the basis for a discussion about the words we use about one another, the wounds they cause, and the way that we can all contribute to a better world.  Informed by her own experiences of what labels like “illegal” did to her as a teenager, Maria leads a discussion filled with honesty, insight and, most of all, hope.

Writing for Teenagers and The Unlikely Route Through the Publishing Business

Let Maria talk to your writing group or conference attendees about her unlikely path to publication, about the one bit of advice that changed everything, and why so much of what you believe about getting published is wrong.

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