Enrique s Journey Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Enrique s Journey


  • Author : Sonia Nazario
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-01-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588366023

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Enrique s Journey Book Description :

An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject. Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: “This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one.” Praise for Enrique’s Journey “Magnificent . . . Enrique’s Journey is about love. It’s about family. It’s about home.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] searing report from the immigration frontlines . . . as harrowing as it is heartbreaking.”—People (four stars) “Stunning . . . As an adventure narrative alone, Enrique’s Journey is a worthy read. . . . Nazario’s impressive piece of reporting [turns] the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one.”—Entertainment Weekly “Gripping and harrowing . . . a story begging to be told.”—The Christian Science Monitor “[A] prodigious feat of reporting . . . [Sonia Nazario is] amazingly thorough and intrepid.”—Newsday

Enrique s Journey Book

Enrique s Journey


  • Author : Sonia Nazario
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385743280

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Enrique s Journey Book Description :

Documents the journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in the United States.

Enrique s Journey  The Young Adult Adaptation  Book
Score: 5
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Enrique s Journey The Young Adult Adaptation


  • Author : Sonia Nazario
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-08-27
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307983152

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Enrique s Journey The Young Adult Adaptation Book Description :

“A heartwrenching account. Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented. A must read."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Adapted for young people, this edition of Enrique’s Journey is written by Sonia Nazario and based on the adult book of the same name. It is the true story of Enrique, a teenager from Honduras, who sets out on a journey, braving hardship and peril, to find his mother, who had no choice but to leave him when he was a child and go to the United States in search of work. Enrique’s story will bring to light the daily struggles of migrants, legal and otherwise, and the complicated choices they face simply trying to survive and provide for the basic needs of their families. The issues seamlessly interwoven into this gripping nonfiction work for young people are perfect for common core discussion. Includes an 8-page photo insert as well as an epilogue that describes what has happened to Enrique and his family since the adult edition was published. Enrique's Journey is also available in a Spanish language edition, translated by Ana Ras. "Nazario's straightforward . . . journalistic writing style largely serves the complex, sprawling story effectively. A valuable addition to young adult collections."—School Library Journal "This powerfully written survival story personalizes the complicated, pervasive, and heart-wrenching debates about immigration and immigrants' rights and will certainly spark discussion in the classroom and at home."—Booklist An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year A Junior Library Guild Selection From the Hardcover edition.

The Beast Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Beast


  • Author : Óscar Martínez
  • Publisher : Verso Trade
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781682975

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The Beast Book Description :

An El Salvadoran investigative journalist for the Latin American gang violence project, El Faro, documents the recent abduction of 300 migrant workers from the border towns between Mexico and Arizona and how their disappearances reflect the increasing dangers facing migrants.

Socially Undocumented Book

Socially Undocumented


  • Author : Amy Reed-Sandoval
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190619800

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Socially Undocumented Book Description :

"What does it really mean to "be undocumented," particularly in the contemporary United States? Political philosophers, policymakers and others often define the term "undocumented migrant" legalistically-that is, in terms of lacking legal authorization to live and work in one's current country of residence. Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice challenges such a pure "legalistic understanding" by arguing that being undocumented should not always be conceptualized along such lines. To be socially undocumented, it argues, is to possess a real, visible, and embodied social identity that does not always track one's actual legal status in the United States. By integrating a descriptive/phenomenological account of socially undocumented identity with a normative/political account of how the oppression with which it is associated ought to be dealt with as a matter of social justice, this book offers a new vision of immigration ethics. It addresses concrete ethical challenges associated with immigration, such as the question of whether open borders are morally required, the militarization of the Mexico-U.S. border, the perilous journey that many Mexican and Central American migrants undertake to get to the United States, the difficult experiences of many socially undocumented women who cross U.S. borders to seek prenatal care while visibly pregnant, and more"--

Lives in Transit Book

Lives in Transit


  • Author : Wendy A. Vogt
  • Publisher : California Series in Public An
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520298545

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Lives in Transit Book Description :

"Lives in Transit chronicles the dangerous journeys of Central American migrants in transit through Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork in humanitarian aid shelters and other key sites, the book examines the multiple forms of violence that migrants experience as their bodies, labor, and lives become implicated in global and local economies that profit from their mobility as racialized and gendered others. At the same time, it reveals new forms of intimacy, solidarity and activism that have emerged along transit routes over the past decade. Through the stories of migrants, shelter workers and local residents, Vogt encourages us to reimagine transit as both a site of violence and precarity as well as social struggle and resistance"--Provided by publisher.

American Dirt  Oprah s Book Club  Book
Score: 4
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American Dirt Oprah s Book Club


  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250209771

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American Dirt Oprah s Book Club Book Description :

#1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK “Extraordinary.” —Stephen King “This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.” —Sandra Cisneros También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner

My Family Divided Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

My Family Divided


  • Author : Diane Guerrero
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250134875

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My Family Divided Book Description :

Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wow-ing audiences as Lina on Jane the Virgin; and before her incredible activism and work on immigration reform, Diane Guerrero was a young girl living in Boston. One day, while Guerrero was at school, her undocumented immigrant parents were taken from their home, detained, and deported. Guerrero's life, which had been full of the support of a loving family, was turned upside down. Reflective of the experiences of millions of undocumented immigrant families in the United States, Guerrero's story is at once heartbreaking and hopeful.

Ugly Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Ugly


  • Author : Robert Hoge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143198574

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Ugly Book Description :

Robert Hoge has done pretty much every kind of writing there is. He has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science writer, and a political advisor. He's also written numerous short stories, articles, and interviews that have been published in Australia and overseas. When he's not writing, Robert enjoys photography and talking with people about looking different and being disabled. He lives in Brisbane, Australia and is married and has two amazing daughters. Visit him at RobertHoge.com and follow him @RobertHoge. From the Hardcover edition.

An Indigenous Peoples  History of the United States for Young People Book

An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for Young People


  • Author : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807049402

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An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for Young People Book Description :

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council 2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) · Best Books for Teens (New York Public Library) · Best Informational Books for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library) Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism. Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.

No Nonsense Guide to Globalization  3rd Edition Book

No Nonsense Guide to Globalization 3rd Edition


  • Author : Wayne Ellwood
  • Publisher : Between the Lines
  • Release Date : 2010-05-28
  • Genre: Globalization
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771130554

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No Nonsense Guide to Globalization 3rd Edition Book Description :

Fully updated, this new edition of a best-selling No-Nonsense Guide examines the debt trap; the acceleration of neoliberalism and the ‘free trade’ model; competition for energy resources; the links between the ‘war on terror,’ the arms trade, and privatization; and the emergence of China and India as economic superpowers. Ellwood provides a full analysis of the financial crisis that began in 2007, and explores what happens when deregulation, speculation, and greed are given complete rein. In addition to his cogent analysis, Ellwood offers strategies for redesigning the global economy to better serve the public good.

Immigration Book

Immigration


  • Author : Tatyana Kleyn
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810869998

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Immigration Book Description :

As the future of our democratic society, youth from U.S.-born and immigrant backgrounds alike will need to make informed decisions on our diverse nation's behalf. To do so, young adults need to be provided with access to accurate information and varied perspectives about immigration. In Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Tatyana Kleyn (an immigrant herself) examines the myths and realities of immigration, as well as the laws and policies that regulate it. She explores a number of issues associated with immigration, including cultural clashes and discrimination, the debate on language, undocumented immigrants, and what it means to be an American. The book includes an overview of the nation's history with immigration, definitions of relevant terms, and recent statistical and demographic information. It also discusses why and how many immigrants make the journey to the United States. Other aspects the book addresses include undocumented immigrants and refugees/asylees, laws and policies that either support or hinder immigration, and how young immigrants can reconcile their competing identities. Aiming to generate a discussion on immigration with factual and contemporary information, real life stories, experiences, and quotes from teenagers and young adults, Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide presents a comprehensive and engaging approach to informing readers about the varied ways immigration is experienced, viewed, and disputed.

Crux Book
Score: 4
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Crux


  • Author : Jean Guerrero
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399592409

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Crux Book Description :

A daughter’s quest to understand her charismatic and troubled father, an immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory—between sanity and madness, science and spirituality, life and death Winner of the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize Throughout Jean Guerrero’s childhood, her father, Marco Antonio, was an erratic and elusive presence. A self-taught genius at fixing, creating, and conjuring things—and capable of transforming himself into a shaman, dreamcaster, or animal whisperer in his enchanted daughter’s eyes—he gradually began to lose himself in his peculiar obsessions, careening wildly between reality and hallucination. In time, he fled his family and responsibilities—to Asia, Europe, and eventually back to Mexico. He succumbed to drug- and alcohol-fueled manias, while suffering the effects of what he said were CIA mind-control experiments. As soon as she was old enough, Jean set out after him. Now a journalist, she used the tools of her trade, hoping to find answers to the questions he left behind. In this lyrical, haunting memoir, Jean Guerrero tries to locate the border between truth and fantasy as she searches for explanations for her father’s behavior. Refusing to accept an alleged schizophrenia diagnosis at face value, she takes Marco Antonio’s dark paranoia seriously and investigates all his wildest claims. She crisscrosses the Mexican-American border to unearth the stories of cousins and grandparents and discovers a chain of fabulists and mystics in her lineage, going back to her great-great-grandmother, a clairvoyant curandera who was paid to summon spirits from the afterlife. As she delves deeper and deeper into her family’s shadowy past, Jean begins mirroring her father’s self-destructive behavior. She risks death on her adventures, imperiling everything in her journey to redeem her father from the underworld of his delusions. In the tradition of engrossing family memoirs like The Liar’s Club and The Glass Castle, Crux

The Distance Between Us Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Distance Between Us


  • Author : Reyna Grande
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451661781

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The Distance Between Us Book Description :

Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors.

They Take Our Jobs  Book

They Take Our Jobs


  • Author : Aviva Chomsky
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807041574

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They Take Our Jobs Book Description :

Claims that immigrants take Americans' jobs, are a drain on the American economy, contribute to poverty and inequality, destroy the social fabric, challenge American identity, and contribute to a host of social ills by their very existence are openly discussed and debated at all levels of society. Chomsky dismantles twenty of the most common assumptions and beliefs underlying statements like "I'm not against immigration, only illegal immigration" and challenges the misinformation in clear, straightforward prose. In exposing the myths that underlie today's debate, Chomsky illustrates how the parameters and presumptions of the debate distort how we think—and have been thinking—about immigration. She observes that race, ethnicity, and gender were historically used as reasons to exclude portions of the population from access to rights. Today, Chomsky argues, the dividing line is citizenship. Although resentment against immigrants and attempts to further marginalize them are still apparent today, the notion that non-citizens, too, are created equal is virtually absent from the public sphere. Engaging and fresh, this book will challenge common assumptions about immigrants, immigration, and U.S. history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

 They Take Our Jobs   Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

They Take Our Jobs


  • Author : Aviva Chomsky
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: LAW
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807057162

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They Take Our Jobs Book Description :

Revised edition of the author's "They take our jobs!," c2007.

Stepping Stones Book
Score: 4.5
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Stepping Stones


  • Author : Margriet Ruurs
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459814912

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Stepping Stones Book Description :

This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children's writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr's work, and, using many of Mr. Badr's already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. Nizar Ali Badr's stunning stone images illustrate the story. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.

The Far Away Brothers  Adapted for Young Adults  Book

The Far Away Brothers Adapted for Young Adults


  • Author : Lauren Markham
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984829801

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The Far Away Brothers Adapted for Young Adults Book Description :

The inspiring true story of identical twin teenage brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California as undocumented immigrants--perfect for fans of Enrique's Journey and anyone interested in learning about the issues that underlie today's conversations about DACA and immigration reform. Ernesto and Raúl Flores are identical twins, used to being mistaken for each other. As seventeen-year-olds living in rural El Salvador, they are used to thinking that the United States is just a far-off dream. When Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of MS-13, one of El Salvador's brutal gangs, he flees the country for his own safety. Raúl, fearing that he will be mistaken for his brother, follows close behind. Running from one danger to the next, the Flores twins make the harrowing journey north, only to fall into the hands of immigration authorities. When they finally make it to the custody of their older brother in Oakland, California, the difficulties don't end. While navigating a new school in a new language, struggling to pay off their mounting coyote debt, and anxiously waiting for their day in immigration court, Raúl and Ernesto are also trying to lead normal teenage lives. With only each other for support, they begin the process of carving out a life for themselves, one full of hope and possibility. Adapted for young adults from the award-winning adult edition, The Far Away Brothers is the inspiring true story of two teens making their way in America, a personal look at US immigration policy, and a powerful account of contemporary immigration.

The Best Man Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Best Man


  • Author : Richard Peck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698189737

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The Best Man Book Description :

Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos. Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. Three of the best are his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great vintage car customizer,; and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. These are the three he wants to be. Along the way he finds a fourth—Mr. McLeod, a teacher. In fact, the first male teacher in the history of the school. But now here comes middle school and puberty. Change. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does. He doesn't see too far ahead, so every day or so a startling revelation breaks over him. Then a really big one when he's the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. But that gets ahead of the story. In pages that ripple with laughter, there's a teardrop here and there. And more than a few insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to being the best man he can be.

Cassette Books Book

Cassette Books


  • Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Talking books
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : PURD:32754081184438

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