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SALT LAKE CITY -- Students at West High School in Salt Lake City kicked off the beginning of National Latino Heritage Month Wednesday with a visit from author and former journalist Rose Castillo Guilbault.
Guilbault's book "Farmworker's Daughter: Growing Up Mexican In America" chronicles her immigration to the United States as a young girl from Mexico and the challenges she faced assimilating into American culture.
"These kids I think are that, and all of that," Guilbault said. "They have the potential to be the architects of change for this country. They're the new Americans who are going to make this country great."
Guilbault also told students education is the key to their futures, and that a college education isn't easy but it can make all the difference in their lives and in the lives of generations to come.