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Wides-Muñoz, Laura

Summary: "A timely and powerful chronicle of a generation's great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experiences of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.7 WID

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.7 WID

Small, Cathleen

Summary: Deportation can be a frightening concept, especially for immigrants or people whose friends or relatives are from another country. Why do people get deported, and what happens to them after the deportation decision is made? The answers to these questions and more are found in this thorough examination of a topic that is often in the news. Comprehensive text and fact-filled sidebars, and vivid...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Press, an imprint of Greenhaven Publishing, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 364 SMA

Small, Cathleen

Summary: Why are some immigrants considered illegal? What happens to illegal immigrants after they are discovered in the United States? These questions and more are answered by this comprehensive look at a hot topic that is often debated on news programs and online. The accessible, objective text and full-color photographs give readers a balanced look at this complicated issue, and detailed sidebars...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 364 SMA

Ko, Lisa

Summary: "One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KO

Summary: In the past decade, a large influx of immigrants has expanded beyond traditional polyglot cities. This has produced a backlash, especially since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, made immigration a national security issue. Some argue that the U.S. economy demands immigrant labor, and by denying these workers legal status, the government is fostering a shadow sub-class subject to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: A farmworker sneaks across the border from Mexico into California in an effort to make money to send to his family back home. It is a story that happens every day, told here in an uncompromising, groundbreaking work of realism from American independent filmmaker Robert M. Young. Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young's take on the subject is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ALA

Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 BUC

Caplan, Bryan Douglas

Summary: "American policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens. But economist Bryan Caplan adds a new, compelling perspective to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2019

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Little, Margaree

Summary: Rest is a vivid, powerful collection examining the human cost of crossing the border. In 2010, Margaree Little was working for a humanitarian mission near Tucson when, along with a group of volunteers, she found the unidentified body of a man, who a medical examiner would later estimate died at least six months before. This discovery serves as the jumping-off point to a stunning, elegiac series...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Four Way Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 LIT

Grippando, James

Summary: Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter Beatriz escaped bloodthirsty gangs, random violence and, Julia's abusive husband back in El Salvador. Arriving in Miami, mother and daughter struggled to carve their own piece of the American dream. While life in the States is hard, it is safer, until Julia's rejects her boss's unwanted sexual advances. Suddenly--thanks to an "anonymous" tip to U. S....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GRI

Allende, Isabel

Summary: A minor traffic accident becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster, a 60-year-old human rights scholar, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ALL

Anderson, Robert Mailer

Summary: An undocumented immigrant father has been bussing tables at the famous Windows on the World restaurant to support his family in Mexico. Then, tragedy strikes. His family hears no word for weeks. Refusing to give up hope, they send young Fernando on a quixotic mission across the border to find his father and bring him home. Along the way, Fernando experiences a warm embrace from fellow...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books, Inc. 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 AND

De la Cruz, Melissa

Summary: After learning of her family's illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin Teen 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction De La Cruz 2016

Wang, Qian Julie

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Summary: In Chinese the word for the United States, Mei Guo, translates directly to "beautiful country." When seven-year-old Qian is plucked from her warm and happy childhood surrounded by extended family in China, she finds a world of crushing fear and poverty instead. For five years she lived undocumented after immigrating with her parents to New York City. Shocked at where her family fits in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2021

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Truax, Eileen.

Summary: "In 2001 a bill was presented to the US Congress, known as the DREAM Act. The purpose of this bill was to fix the immigration status of almost two million undocumented youth who came to the country as minors through no choice of their own but now as young adults, with no legal identity, they may be unable to attend college, and live under the constant threat of deportation. These young people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325 TRU

Coulter, Ann H.

Summary: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter attacks the immigration issue head-on, flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants -- all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 COU

Summary: Mayan Indian peasants are tired of being thought of as nothing more than manual laborers. They organize an effort to improve their lot in life, but are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to United States. After receiving clandestine help from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NOR

Floyd, James Krishna

Summary: While on a vigilante border patrol, Jackson shoots and kills a young Mexican teenager and then flees into Mexico, becoming an illegal alien himself in order to seek forgiveness from the boy's father.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2021

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE NO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NOM

Nazario, Sonia.

Summary: Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of families torn apart. When Enrique was five, his mother, too poor to feed her children, left Honduras to work in the United States. The move allowed her to send money back home so Enrique could eat better and go to school past the third grade. She promised she would return quickly, but she struggled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 Nazario 2006

Yoon, Nicola

Summary: Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean-American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC YOO

Summary: As immigration and naturalization processes continue to dominate U.S. news headlines and political rhetoric, the tangible fear of having one's family torn apart is only growing greater for those who flock to the United States for work, education, or refuge. This book looks at both legal and undocumented immigration and explores the challenges faced by local and federal government officials, by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Publishing 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 325 DEP

Summary: Through a glass darkly : The Venetian island of Murano is known for its artisans who specialize in the traditional craft of glass making. When the owner of a glass factory is found murdered, Commissario Brunetti uncovers a connection between the colorful, filigree glass products that he made and some very toxic poisons. How else to explain the colorful slime containing arsenic oozing out from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bavaria Media 2013

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DON

Arce, Julissa

Summary: "Julissa Arce explores her days in Mexico separated from her parents and her daily fears while growing up undocumented in Texas"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 ARC

Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla

Summary: "Traveling across the country, journalist Karla Cornejo Villavicencio risked arrest at every turn to report the extraordinary stories of her fellow undocumented Americans. Her subjects have every reason to be wary around reporters, but Cornejo Villavicencio has unmatched access to their stories. Her work culminates in a stunning, essential read for our times. Born in Ecuador and brought to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1 COR

Copies Available at Peninsula

2 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1 COR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1 COR

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