“A tribute to a courageous family of undocumented immigrants who went to court to secure their child’s right to a free public education. … Frank and sympathetic in presenting a lesser-known landmark in the struggle for human rights.”

That quote comes from the Kirkus review of Free to Learn: How Alfredo Lopez Fought for the Right to Go to School, the brand-new informational picture book written by Cynthia Levinson, illustrated by Mirelle Ortega, and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster.

If the creators’ names sound familiar, they should. Cynthia won the Sibert Medal for The People’s Painter, and Mirelle’s Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land was a Pura Belpré Honor Book. What a team!

For my April 2024 book giveaway, I’m offering four copies of Free to Learn to subscribers to my monthly Bartography Express newsletter (folks can sign up here).

If you’re a Bartography Express subscriber with a U.S. mailing address and you’d like to be one of those four winners, by the end of this month either say so in the comments below or email me directly, and you’ll officially be in the running.

Good luck — and if you know another reader, family member, educator, librarian, etc., who you think might like to be one of the fortunate four, won’t you please let them know, too?