Author highlights Salvadoran community's contributions to United States in new book

Salvadoran author Carmen Molina is sharing the history of Salvadoran Americans in New York and the impact of the community's contributions to the United States in her new book.
Molina is highlighting the impact of people from El Salvador -- a group she believes is sometimes left out of the conversation.
She is a Salvadoran journalist and author of the new book, "Salviyorkers," which chronicles 100 years of the history of Salvadoran immigrants in New York City. It was published in Spanish last year.
It features accomplished Salvadoran immigrants, including award-winning Brooklyn musician and composer Juan Guerra, who recently won second place in the Pan American Symphony Orchestra's Composition Concert.
She shares, "It's very important that you present what you have, what you are and that that can be translated into music."
Salvadoran migration to the United States was low until the early 1980s, when many came to the United States as refugees from the Salvadoran Civil War.
Molina says this painful past is one reason why their history is not as well known in the United States as other Latin communities. 
She hopes her book encourages Latinos and non-Latinos alike to learn about the contributions of Salvadorans to the United States. 
Molina is planning to publish an English version of her book this fall.