Becoming Kid Quixote: A True Story of Belonging in America

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5.7 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah Sierra is a student, writer, and actor. In 2015, at the age of six, she joined an after-school program called Still Waters in a Storm. Sarah has been a founding member of the Kid Quixotes since 2016 and plays the lead role in The Traveling Serialized Adventures of Kid Quixote. She loves to tell imaginative and creative stories that will make you believe anything is possible.

Stephen Haff is the founder of Still Waters in a Storm, a one-room school serving Spanish-speaking immigrant children in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Previously, he taught English at a public school in Bushwick for nearly a decade. He earned his MFA in Theater Studies at Yale, and has made a living directing plays and writing essays for the Village Voice and other publications. Stephen lives in Queens with his wife, children's book author Tina Schneider, and their three children.


"Sarah's story is a beautiful representation of one young Mexican American girl's journey to claim her identity. This important book spotlights a community using the arts to break down social borders." -- School Library Journal

"Empathetic and inspiring account of the imagination, triumphs, and worries of a child of immigrants. A tender, inspiring, and courageous true story."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Sara shares how her experiences and performances have given her the confidence to get past her shyness and speak up about issues important to her community, such as immigration and deportations." -- Booklist

"In her own, big hearted voice, Sarah tells a story filled with strength, hope and love. The Quixote Kids are creating a new world with the power of books, music, theatre and family. Their motto: Everyone listens to Everyone. As soon as I finished reading...I wanted to start reading it all over again." -- Rebecca Chase, author of June Sparrow and The Million Dollar Penny