All posts tagged willie velasquez
Posted by willielightning on October 27, 2013
We heard from Apple today that soon. Since we’ve never done this before, we don’t
know if that means one week, one month, or what.
The book will be available to every child in the country with access to a tablet.
We hope that you will contribute to the project so we can start the next one in this
series: Lydia Mendoza; then Americo Paredes; then Gloria Anzaldua.
Our children deserve to know their stories.
Posted by willielightning on September 16, 2013
Posted by willielightning on May 24, 2013
Posted by willielightning on October 2, 2012
The team met with noted voting rights lawyer Rolando Rios from San Antonio (who has an office down the street) and I spoke with Joaquin Avila (MacArthur Fellow and law professor) in Seattle. Rolando told us stories about the lawsuits, the cases, and how everything seemed to change overnight.
Photo credit: Life Magazine
Posted by willielightning on June 21, 2012
One day something happened that Willie would never forget.
It had rained again. That morning, Willie decided he would discover what caused the flooding once and for all. “Vamonos!” He told Rudy. “Adventure!”
The night before, the drums in his head wouldn’t stop.
He just had to know where the flooding began.
His mother let him go. Once Willie started on something there was no stopping him. They took some tacos and a rope just in case they found something interesting to bring home.
Excerpt from The boy made of lightning@2012
Posted by willielightning on May 3, 2012