Aida Salazar is an award-winning author & arts activist based in Oakland, California, whose writing for adults and children explores identity and social justice. Her second book, “Land of the Cranes,” tells the story of Betita. She’s a 9-year-old Mexican-American girl who lives in Los Angeles until she and her family begin to experience the brutality of the U.S. immigration system. She becomes separated from her father and is incarcerated with her mother in a family detention camp. OPB’s Jenn Chávez spoke with Salazar at the Portland Book Festival in November.
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