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Alyssa Raymond

Biography

Alyssa Raymond

Alyssa Raymond is a freelance editor of adult and YA fiction and nonfiction. She hails from Massachusetts and Colorado, where she taught writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado at Boulder and was a veteran bookseller at her favorite independent bookstore, the Boulder Book Store.

Alyssa Raymond

Books by Alyssa Raymond

by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond - Anthology, Current Affairs, Fiction, Human Rights, Poetry, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

With authenticity, integrity and insight, this collection of poems addresses the many issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, human rights, racism, stereotyping and questions of identity. Poems by Elizabeth Acevedo, Erika L. Sánchez and Samira Ahmed, among others, encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope for those who are struggling to overcome discrimination. Many of the struggles immigrant and refugee teens face head-on are also experienced by young people everywhere as they contend with isolation, self-doubt, confusion and emotional dislocation.