Rosa posted an Instagram story Tuesday, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), requesting the Alita Army assist her in supporting the work of Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (@kcornv), the author of The Undocumented Americans. If you can help her in the way that she has asked, she will share your posts.
I have typed out the words from the image so that people can translate it into the language that they prefer:
If the themes of opporesion and class conflict in @alitamovie fire you up and you agree that we “should not stand by in the presence of evil” and all you wanna do is kick major bad guy ass but you can’t because unfortunately you aren’t a cute cyborg–follow these steps:
Read or listen to @kcornv’s book:
THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS
Support our sister/warrior by writing a positive review and spreading the word.
Send me a pic of you reading Karla’s book and I’ll post it, send me a screenshot of your review of Karla’s book and I’ll post it, send me a video of you scream-reading Karla’s book from your porch so all your neighbors can hear and I’ll DEFINITELY post it.
Karla’s work is important to me and not because I have some financial stake (I don’t know the author personally) but because I am the daughter of an immigrant, because I’m bi, because I’m a fucking human being and because I dig her punk rock style.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
FUCK YOUR MERCY”Rosa Salazar
Rosa also shared an Instagram post from the author of the book:
The post is transcribed below:
“My book The Undocumented Americans is fiercely adored by Latinx children of migrant readers and undocumented readers but I’m having a hard time being covered in media. Part COVID part je se sais quoi. I’ve had exactly ONE review. Does anyone want to write about it or me? Every mainstream publication has a copy. Latinx and undoc readers are screaming about it into a void that everyone is ignoring. I still believe I am Fiona Apple at the 1997 VMAs and I think this world is bullshit and everyone is in it for ego. But my READERS send me DMs saying this is the first time they’ve felt truly represented and they didn’t know they were wallowed to feel this way. This is not about me. I’ve been hiding under my blankets for weeks because I’ve had to do like 3 fucking podcasts. I want to know why, when MIGRANTS SPEAK, YOU DONT LISTEN.”Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
The Undocumented Americans is available on Amazon in Kindle, Audiobook, and Hardcover formats.