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Author of "3,585 Miles to be an American girl", Nury Castillo-Crawford signs a page of her book at a book release.

Listener Nury Castillo-Crawford of Gwinnett County got in touch with On Second Thought after hearing a interview on mental health issues within immigrant communities. The guest on the show was an immigrant shielded from immigration through the federal DACA program. Nury wrote a book this year about her own experiences coming to this country as a young child from Peru. The children's book is called "3,585 Miles to be an American Girl".

On Second Thought's Fenly Foxen spoke with Nury Castillo Crawford. She's the author of the children's book 3,585 Miles to be an American girl. The book tells of her life story about coming to America from Peru.

Currently, she’s director of community engagement at Gwinnett County Public Schools. There, she’s impacting 10-year-old Jada Sanford’s life. Jada was born in the U.S., and is about the same age Nury was when she arrived in this country.  Nury’s book about her experience as an immigrant has shaped Jada’s perspective. The two of them spoke with On Second Thought’s Fenly Foxen.