When Elsmarie Norby moved to the rural indigenous community of San Miguel Viejo nestled in the valleys of Central Mexico, she built a modest house intending to live a simple, quiet life. But then the children appeared at her gate—and with them, a new mission. “The Open Gate” tells the story of the birth of Ojalà Niños, a creative community for Otomí families and those who are called to serve them. Beautifully designed, this bilingual coffee-table book shares the author’s cherished recollections through her penned words and photographic lens, with a brief history of the cultural heritage of the Otomí people by local historian Jose Arturo Morales Tirado. All proceeds benefit Ojalá Niños.