A TENACIOUS STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE
Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press is proud to announce the release of its latest book, Our Grandfathers Were Braceros and We Too, by Abel Astorga Morales and Rosa Martha Zárate Macías, translated by Madeline Newman Rios.
Our Grandfathers Were Braceros and We Too is a historical and living testimonial to the laborers who left their homes in Mexico during WWII to do their part in the war effort and with the hope of a better life for their families.
Besides the facts of their struggle that still continues, the book is filled with testimonials from the dwindling number of survivors of that time. Thousands of braceros, literally men working with their arms, formed an organization named, Alianza de Ex Braceros del Norte 1942-1964 (Alliance of Ex Braceros in the North 1942-1964), to persist in seeking the compensation they were denied by both the U.S. and Mexico as well as the recognition by both countries of the sacrifices they made.
Listen to the song above "Abuelo cuéntame" by author Rosa Martha Zárate Macías.
See more on the book's Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press page and purchase online here.
To hear Rosa Martha Zarate see the panel hosted by Latino and Latina Roundtable, videoed August 12,2021.