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Erika L. Sánchez
“In some ways, I think that part of what of what I'm trying to accomplish, whether Amá really understands it or not, is to live for her Apá, and Olga. It's not that I'm living life for them, exactly, but I have so many choices they've never had. And I feel like I can do so much with what I've been given. What a waste their journey would be if I just settled for a dull mediocre life.”
Erika L. Sánchez, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Walter Dean Myers
“All of fiction is truthful. What you create is your own truth and no one can take that away or change it.”
Walter Dean Myers

Mark Helprin
“There is justice in the world, Peter Lake, but it cannot be had without mystery.”
Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

Alan Gratz
“If no one saw them, no one could help them. And maybe the world needed to see what was really happening here.”
Alan Gratz, Refugee

Julie Buxbaum
“But something happens when the story you tell yourself turns out not to be your story at all. You have to figure out what to replace it with. Something needs to grow in the space left behind. [p. 280]”
Julie Buxbaum, Hope and Other Punchlines

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