Those Who Tell the Stories Rule the World

Like every other kid of my generation, I was obsessed with Eyewitness Books.

Aside from the "Dinosaur" edition, which was pretty much a rite of passage for boys in the 90's, I spent hours thumbing through images and stories of faraway cultures and ancient civilizations.

Growing up in a low-income, dominantly Vietnamese and Mexican enclave in Eastside San Jose, it was not only my way of "traveling," as I ever saw possible, it allowed me to see the world through the eyes of people I might never encounter.

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Jy Jimmie Flora Gabiola