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Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LUI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Luiselli 2019

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights thecontradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2017

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

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 Nazario

Summary: In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives. America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 EWA

Kheiriyeh, Rashin

Summary: Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she usedto eat.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE KHE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KHE

Marcom, Micheline Aharonian

Summary: "Emilio thinks he is living the American Dream: his parents, who emigrated from Guatemala to California, sacrifice daily to make sure of it. And his life seems relatively normal until he turns sixteen. Like most teenagers, Emilio is determined to get his driver's license--however, his mother dissuades him from doing so. When Emilio asks why, his parents reveal a shocking secret: he is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Summary: "Originally told on-stage and adapted here for the page, these 36 fascinating, unique, and celebratory stories of migration, culture shock, family, and life come from well-known voices including Sonia Manzano, Alexander Chee, Andrae Aciman, Laura Gaomez,Aparna Nancherla as well as regular people hailing from every corner of the world. The past and present of immigration in the United States...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 ALI

Steel, Danielle

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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

Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEP

Ford, Jeanne Marie

Summary: Looks into the lives, challenges, and successes of Indian immigrants.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 FOR

Markham, Lauren

Summary: "The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California--fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MAR

Summary: The first program in a series of 48 movies that helped change America. During the first decades of the 20th century no issue was too controversial for movies ... from prohibition to abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, worker safety, juvenile justice, homelessness and immigration, these films became the catalyst for social change.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment [distributor] 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRE

Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2012

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DUS

Markham, Lauren

Summary: Identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores, seventeen, must flee El Salvador, make a harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, face capture by immigration authorities, and struggle to navigate life in America.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 MAR

Havemeyer, Janie

Summary: Looks into the lives, challenges, and successes of Chinese immigrants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 HAV

Nasaw, David.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Press/Doubleday 1985

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

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Maurer, Gretchen

Summary: Looks into the lives, challenges, and successes of Filipino immigrants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Child's World 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 MAU

Hutchison, Patricia

Summary: "Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Somali immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 HUT

Daughters of the American Revolution

Summary: Highlights some of the members of the Daughters of the American Revolution who made an impact during the suffrage era. Book published to accompany an exhibit by the same name.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 ORD

MacCarald, Clara

Summary: Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Japanese immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, and additional resources for further study.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 MAC

Omoth, Tyler

Summary: "Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Italian immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 OMO

Omoth, Tyler

Summary: "Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Cuban immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 OMO

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