“Inspiring novel to read…”


“Inspiring novel to read…”

“Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child” has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience’s attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure.

Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing and in person to an audience of students and parents that have and are currently living in the same conditions in which Emma shared in her memoirs. She makes everyone feel as though they have a story to tell that deserves to be heard. As Emma herself proclaimed so eloquently, “When friendship turns up unexpectedly, be open to receive it because magic is what you make of what’s given.” Emma is definitely “open” to becoming a friend to every person to whom she speaks; and she is able to share the exact words that person needs to hear.
I hope Emma continues to share vivid stories with her audience as she allows her writing to heal her from the past. I can’t wait to read her next masterpiece!
Thank you, Emma, for speaking with courage and from your heart!

Linda Aranda, M. Ed.
Migrant Education Specialist
Education Service Center,Region 6
Huntsville, Texas 77340

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