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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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Krans, Angela Pham

Summary: "Follows young Mai and her mother's perilous journey from Vietnam to America to find Papa--who left ahead of them to start a better life for their family"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KRA

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

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

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

Summary: From the east: "A journey from the end of summer to deepest winter, across Eastern Europe to Moscow."--Container

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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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

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

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KHE

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 Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 ALI

Summary: "Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen-- A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including award-winning writers, artists, and activists-that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today. A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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

Olivares, Efrén C.

Summary: "The principles that ostensibly bind America together-mutual respect for the Constitution and its institutions, and reciprocal adherence to principles such as freedom, the rule of law, due process, and equality under the law-fall apart at our borders. As those values dissolve at our country's frontiers, they allow for otherwise impermissible cruelty towards those who are considered outsiders....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OLIVARES, EFRAEN C. OLI

Morales, Areli

Summary: "In the first picture book written by a DACA dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story of moving from a quiet town in Mexico to the bustling and noisy metropolis of New York City"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MOR

Steel, Danielle

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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

Roberts, Dorothy E.

Summary: "An award-winning scholar exposes the foundational racism of the child welfare system and calls for radical change. Many believe the child welfare system protects children from abuse. But as Torn Apart uncovers, this system is designed to punish Black families. Drawing on decades of research, legal scholar and sociologist Dorothy Roberts reveals that the child welfare system is better...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2022

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

Oliva, Alejandra

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Summary: In this powerful and deeply felt memoir of translation, storytelling, and borders, Alejandra Oliva, a Mexican-American translator and immigrant justice activist, offers a powerful chronical of her experience interpreting at the US-Mexico border. Having worked with asylum seekers since 2016, she knows all too well the gravity of taking someone's trauma and delivering it to the warped demands of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Astra House 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 OLI

Ford, Jeanne Marie

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

Ali, Wajahat

Summary: "A rollercoaster ride of a memoir, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, by the journalist, playwright, and political activist Wajahat Ali. "Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!" This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where exactly? His hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area, where...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALI, WAJAHAT ALI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ALI ALI

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

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

Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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

White, April

Summary: "From a historian and senior writer and editor at Atlas Obscura, a fascinating account of the daring nineteenth-century women who moved to South Dakota to divorce their husbands and start living on their own terms"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.89 WHI

Summary: "A collection of compelling, hard-hitting first-person essays, poems, and photos that expose what our punitive social systems do to so many Americans. Going for Broke, edited by Alissa Quart, Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and David Wallis, former Managing Director of EHRP, gives voice to a range of gifted writers for whom "economic precarity" is more than just...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.569 GOI

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