Encontrar Tu Voz (Finding Your Voice) is a class at CCATE where we affirm the stories and voices of bilingual Latinx students by exploring visual and linguistic literacy through the book arts! Each student and volunteer, as well as the teachers of the class, work together to create new and original work through fun and engaging writing exercises each week. This semester we made Very Important People (VIP) Trees; these are more open and inclusive family trees that can include people outside the family: friends, pets, community, teachers, mentors, heroes, etc. Students brainstormed and then created storyboards about their community, culture, family, memories, neighborhoods, and food traditions. We also wrote collective poetry in a workshop led by poet and CCATE teacher Lourdes Flores; we designed story collages and created handmade paste papers to share and illustrate the stories of our lives. Students then compiled their work into a book which we hand bound and published their stories for the community to read! Their books were taken home and/or donated to the CCATE children’s library where students can see themselves as authors.