April 6, 2019

How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream with Julissa Arce

  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Copper Kitchen
  • Middle Grade Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 1:00 PM
  •    |   Signing Location: McNutt Garden

About the Author

Julissa Arce

Julissa Arce is a CNBC and Crooked media contributor, writer, speaker, and social justice advocate. She is the cofounder and chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program that assists immigrant students, regardless of their immigration status, ethnicity, or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and for College Spring. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street, working at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Her first book, My (Underground) American Dream is currently being developed as a television series at Twentieth Century Fox Television with producer and actor America Ferrera. Her latest book is titled Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for her American Dream.


Zinnia Bayardo

Zinnia Bayardo is a proud Northside ISD bilingual Teacher-Librarian. She has taught at the elementary and the middle school level, and is now at John Paul Stevens High School. She is a book loving, problem solving, reading rebel, information hunting, source citing ninja, research nerd.
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