Professor Mabalon's Children's Book on Filipino American Labor Leader Larry Itliong Is Published
TIMES OF NEWS (PHILIPPINES) -- Written by the late Dawn B. Mabalon, Ph.D., with Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Andre Sibayan, Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong was recently launched after a year in the making and a successful fundraising campaign with the support of the community.
“Unfortunately, only a few Filipinos know the story,” Mabalon had said.
Mabalon came across Itliong’s story when she was writing her award-winning book, Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o Community in Stockton. She was doing research and writing the biography of Larry Itliong for the last three years.
“My way of honoring manong Larry’s sacrifices and the sacrifices of my family, who came over and worked the fields, is to tell their story,” Mabalon had said.