In her 2018 book "Dreamers," Yuyi Morales tells the story of her journey after arriving in the United States from Mexico.

These authors don't like the immigration stories they're hearing from Washington. So they're writing their own

Updated 1:36 PM ET, Sat December 21, 2019

(CNN)Yuyi Morales heard hateful rhetoric about immigrants and knew she needed to fight back.

So she started drawing.
The author and illustrator already had made her mark on children's literature in more than a dozen books. With the 2016 election fresh in her mind, Morales felt it was time to tackle a more personal topic.
"I felt like I had no choice, actually. ... I felt that if someone was going to define who immigrants were," she says, "it was going to have to be u