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A Presentation Based on the Book, In a Kingdom of Birds and Clouds: A Happy Childhood. 

A highly interactive presentation in versions for children 4th grade and above and for adults. With the use of pictures, illustrations, and video, Adolfo Melara takes audience members through the adventure that was growing up in the Salvadoran urban jungle. Coupled with the stories are the themes of love, family, friendship, the power of education, redemption, and the freedom that resides in the Human Spirit. 

Audience member praise for presentation:

"Adolfo needs to tell this story to more people. The stories seem incredible, and his style makes them come to life. Great job, Adolfo." --Rose, Teacher.

"Touching, inspiring, and relevant to the lives of many of our students, and their families." --Luis, Administrator.

"I'm so glad people are learning about the experiences of our Salvadoran and Central American immigrant children and their families. It's about time! --Ana, parent.


The Effects of the Current Educational System on Immigrant Children

Adolfo Melara uses national and state data, as well as poignant personal narrative, to highlight the dismal performance of a great percentage of immigrant students in the US. Going beyond the accepted notions of academic achievement for English Learners, Mr. Melara reminds us all that as a nation of immigrants we cannot sit idle as our future is compromised by low expectations and unfocused approaches.




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