The boy made of Lightning is the first in a series of twelve children’s stories about marginalized heroes and heroines from Tejas.
The Mission of AALAS, Alazan Arts Letters & Stories, is to create a series of children’s interactive, pop-up books that will be fully available for interactive tablets, downloadable from ITunes. Targeted at the latino community — as a universal story of struggle, justice, and love of community.
Willie Velasquez, voting rights champion
Lydia Mendoza, singer of the people
Americo Paredes, writer and folklorist
Jovita Idar, newspaper publisher and writer
Gus Garcia, lawyer for school desegregation
Manuela Solis de Sanger, labor rights leader
Raul Salinas, poet and humanist
Angela de Hoyos, poeta, activista
Yanaguana, the river-people
Lucy Gonzalez Parsons, political writer and labor activist
La Raza Unida, “Los Cinco”
Gloria Anzaldua, genius-writer