On March 31, Mexican-born author Areli Morales visited students at Northwest Elementary School in Amityville.
Morales spoke to students during several assemblies about her life growing up in Mexico and her transition to life in America when she immigrated to New York at the age of 6. She also discussed how her life completely changed in 2012 when her application for The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was approved. Now an author and a teacher in New York City, Morales shared her most recent novel, “Ariel is a Dreamer,” which tells her story of her childhood as an immigrant and her hope of finding success in America.
During the assemblies, students also shared the countries that each of their parents came from.
Date Added: 4/6/2023