Trinidad Galván vividly documents her own convivencia with the women, and it is clear she engaged in a remarkable process with them, allowing her unique insights into their pedagogies.
—Andrea Dyrness, author of Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education
Because much of the literature examines macro- or micro-issues, Trinidad Galván does an amazing job of seeking out the complex relations that are created and re-created by the flow back and forth between macro-level globalization and micro-level realities.
—Cinthya Saavedra, Utah State University
Beautifully and lovingly written, this book powerfully re-visions teaching and learning as life-sustaining practices, as supervivencia. It portrays the ordinary and extraordinary modes of nurturing community, joy, and spirituality among rural Mexican women who stay behind to make a living within the unforgiving, often devastating, processes of migration. Trinidad Galván's ethnography has the potential to rework notions of critical pedagogy and liberatory education with generative theory emanating from women's reflections on their work and leadership. It adds another critical feminist dimension to migration studies in dialogue with Latina/Chicana feminist thought.
—Sofia Villenas, co-editor of Chicana/Latina Education in Everyday Life: Feminista Perspectives on Pedagogy and Epistemology
Trinidad Galván's respect and even admiration for the myriad ways in which these women survive in difficult circumstances shines through the pages, offering an inspirational glimpse into a complex transnational configuration of the lives of those 'left behind'.
—International Social Science Review