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We are here to stay : voices of undocumented young adults /

by Kuklin, Susan [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780763678845; 0763678848.Subject(s): Illegal alien children -- Government policy -- United States | Children of illegal aliens -- Education -- Law and legislation -- United States | Illegal aliens -- Education (Higher) -- United States | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | Illegal aliens | Immigrant youth | United States -- Emigration and immigration | Young adult literature
Contents:
Part One: Coming to America. -- Chapter One: La Familia, Part I -- Chapter Two: La Familia, Part II -- Chapter Three: No more deaths: a photo-essay -- Chapter Four: We saw a rabbit -- Chapter Five: Under my shadow -- Part Two: Twists and Turns. -- Chapter Six: Lucky breaks -- Chapter Seven: The American dream is so powerful -- Chapter Eight: Go big or go home -- Chapter Nine: Who we are -- United States Immigration Law and Executive Actions.
Summary: Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows.
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Young Adult Collection Young Adult NonFiction YA 305.8009 KUK Available 39270004764407

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Stonewall Honor-winning author of Beyond Magenta shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America. <br> <br> "Maybe next time they hear someone railing about how terrible immigrants are, they'll think about me. I'm a real person." <br> <br> Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows. We Are Here to Stay is a very different book than it was intended to be when originally slated for a 2017 release, illustrated with Susan Kuklin's gorgeous full-color portraits. Since the last presidential election and the repeal of DACA, it is no longer safe for these young adults to be identified in photographs or by name. Their photographs have been replaced with empty frames, and their names are represented by first initials. We are honored to publish these enlightening, honest, and brave accounts that encourage open, thoughtful conversation about the complexities of immigration -- and the uncertain future of immigrants in America.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part One: Coming to America. -- Chapter One: La Familia, Part I -- Chapter Two: La Familia, Part II -- Chapter Three: No more deaths: a photo-essay -- Chapter Four: We saw a rabbit -- Chapter Five: Under my shadow -- Part Two: Twists and Turns. -- Chapter Six: Lucky breaks -- Chapter Seven: The American dream is so powerful -- Chapter Eight: Go big or go home -- Chapter Nine: Who we are -- United States Immigration Law and Executive Actions.

Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows.

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Horn Book Review

The Trump administrations 2017 repeal of DACA put photojournalist Kuklin (Beyond Magenta, rev. 3/14) and her work-in-progress, about undocumented immigrants, in an awkward place: would she be exposing her nine interviewees, undocumented all, to possible arrest and deportation? The book was postponed, photographs of the subjects removed, and names replaced by first initials. These measures are variously successful, with the initials and empty frames where portraits were meant to be reinforcing the danger such immigrants face but at the same time placing a veil of anonymity over their stories that can sometimes make them feel generic. Still, Kuklin includes an array of circumstancesthose who jumped a wall; those who overstayed visas; immigrants from South Korea, Ghana, and Independent Samoa as well as those who crossed the southern borderthat may broaden a readers understanding of the crisis. Most of all, the book conveys the difficult choices undocumented immigrants face at every step of their journeys: There was never a question about what to take, because we had so little. The question was who to take. A photo essay about the Arizona border, narrated by a Tucson minister/activist, adds visual interest, and back matter of Notes and Resources is exemplary. roger Sutton (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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