Talking with Authors: Javier Zamora, Solito
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: Poet Javier Zamora discusses his compelling memoir written in the voice of his 9 year old self recalling his journey from Guatemala to the United States to be reunited with his parents.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Literature-283**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with your students’ study of immigration issues and/or recent events in Central America. What are students able to identify with in the author’s story? What surprised them? What new insights does the interview provide to their understanding of immigration issues related to people coming to America from Central America?


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.