Congratulations to ASTEP Supporter, Karina Medina, who recently published her first children’s book! Karina works with us through our Creative Arts at PS199 program, and her book, which focuses on a child forced to leave his home and then emigrates to NYC, was inspired through her experiences working with the same population of immigrant/refugee children that we work with. It’s beautifully written and illustrated, and the story is being used in our after-school classes to engage our students in discussing their own journeys to the U.S.
The book launch is scheduled for May 5, 2013 at The Museum of Tolerance New York from 11:30am-1:30pm, free admission.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support ASTEP — thank you, Karina, for your tireless support of the children we work with at PS199 in Queens!
We encourage you to buy a copy — a great gift idea for the young ones in your life!