Mexicana Who Worked As Translator For Migrant Kids Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

Valeria Luiselli has been awarded a $625,000 "Genius Grant" by the MacArthur Foundation for her "exceptional" work.

Luiselli, a Mexican-born writer and advocate, has been working to help migrant children, and writing about what they face - so the world will know.

Valeria Luiselli has just been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, an award also known as a MacArthur "Genius Grant," since it recognizes persons whose significant accomplishments demonstrate outstanding talent, exceptional creativity, and promise of more to come.

And her accomplishments have been significant, bringing the migration crisis and firsthand experience of the plight of migrant children to an international audience.

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