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The term "illegal aliens" has been used in our country to describe the people who live here without legal documentation and permission to do so. While adults understand what is meant by the term, children are often confused by it. In this story, readers will follow along with a little boy as he discovers that there is more than one type of alien in this world and the issues associated with immigration are many. This is not a political book nor is it intended to make a statement on one side of the immigration debate or the other. It is simply a story to help children understand what is meant by the term "illegal aliens" and about the people affected by immigration. This book is wonderfully illustrated by the very talented, Milena Radeva, illustrator of the "Writing is a Process" series of books by author Terri Kelley.
About the Author
Terri Kelley, M.Ed, is the author of dozens of books for children and adults including the Writing is a Process series, the chapter book series Gingerly, as well as many others. Her passion for writing and reading began when she was a very young girl. She was raised in Copperas Cove, Texas where she grew up outside the city limits where she enjoyed riding horses and having lots of freedom to explore her environment. It was an idyllic childhood. Terri is the mother of three adult children: Melynda, Jessica, and James. As they grew, each of her kids provided Terri with many fond memories which she incorporates into some of her writing. Now that they are adults, Terri enjoys her children's successes and keeps in close contact with each of them. In her life, Terri has held a couple of different careers. Her previous one was as a teacher, reading specialist, and gifted and talented specialist in Tomball, TX. Education has always been important to Terri and, as a result, she has earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as completing over thirty hours towards a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. It was during her time spent teaching and earning her higher level degrees that she became aware of the kinds of books children enjoyed reading. She also noticed areas of life, education, and learning in need of good children's books. You will find many of her books respond to these needs. Terri is very happily married to her best friend, Michael. Together, they live in Oakridge, OR with their black Labrador, Oliver. Terri and Michael enjoy traveling together, fishing, going to the movies, and, of course, reading great books. They have many good friends and family with whom they enjoy spending time as well. If you'd like to contact Terri, please do so by visiting her website: www.terrikelleybooks.com.