Back in July I reviewed Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention—a bi-lingual anthology of poetry, selected by the poet Seth Michelson from writing workshops he has conducted in the most restrictive detention center for undocumented, unaccompanied youth in the U.S. You can read that review here.
Last week drama students at the Charlottesville (Va.) High School staged a performance of Dreaming America, below. Definitely worth watching and sharing. The book itself a beautiful piece of literature that raises awareness as well as needed money. In an effort to secure legal defense for undocumented, unaccompanied youth, profits from sales of the book are donated directly to a legal defense fund for them.